- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at a small party in Washington state that left three people dead (all times local):

3 p.m.

A lawyer representing a 19-year-old accused of fatally shooting three other teens at a party in Washington state over the weekend says the case raises troubling questions about the availability of guns.

Tim Leary, a defense attorney from Seattle, says that if his client, Allen Ivanov, had tried to go into a convenience store to buy a six-pack of beer he’d have been turned away. But police allege he was able to purchase an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle a week before the attack in suburban Mukilteo.

Police have not said where Ivanov bought the gun, but they did say he purchased a second ammunition magazine Friday at a sporting goods store.

Leary says it’s concerning that nothing prohibits a depressed 19-year-old from buying a semi-automatic rifle, especially considering research that shows how the brains of young adults continue to develop into their 20s.

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1:35 p.m.

A judge has ordered a 19-year-old man held without bail in the fatal shooting of three people at a party in Mukilteo, Washington, over the weekend.

The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/DmhJXa0 ) that Allen Ivanov appeared Monday by video link from the Snohomish County Jail.

He is being held for investigation of aggravated first-degree murder in the death of his former girlfriend, Anna Bui; two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Jake Long and Jordan Ebner, and attempted first-degree murder in the wounding of Will Kramer.

Ivanov was also ordered not to have any contact with the families of the victims.

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10:55 a.m.

Court documents say a 19-year-old man who shot and killed three people at a party in Washington state was so unfamiliar with his newly purchased AR-15 semi-automatic rifle that he parked his car across the street from the party and read the firearm’s instruction manual just before the attack.

Authorities say Allen C. Ivanov was arrested by state troopers on Interstate 5 about 100 miles from the bloody scene he left in Mukilteo, a well-off Seattle suburb. In a probable cause statement released Monday, they say he confessed to the killings and that he did it because he was angry that his ex-girlfriend seemed to be moving on with her life after their recent break-up. She was one of the victims.

The document also says Ivanov had texted someone in Tennessee about his plans a couple of days before the shooting. It’s unclear whether the recipient of those texts tried to report them to anyone.

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8:47 a.m.

A 19-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting three people at a party in a Seattle suburb over the weekend is expected in court Monday afternoon.

Allen Ivanov is being held in the Snohomish County Jail.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the three 19-year-olds who were killed at the party early Saturday in Mukilteo as Jordan Ebner, of Lake Stevens; Jacob Long, of Everett; and Anna Bui, of Everett. They died of gunshot wounds. A fourth person was also seriously injured.

Hundreds attended a vigil Sunday at a local church to remember the victims. The Daily Herald of Everett reports they were recent graduates of Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, a waterfront city of 21,000 north of Seattle.

Both Bui and Ivanov were students at the University of Washington.

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