Posted: Sep 20, 2013 9:43 AM by MTN News
An update on the early morning shooting in Bozeman.
According to a press release, Bozeman Police Department detained a 25-year-old Bozeman resident after a shooting that injured 3 people.
Officials say that just after 4 a.m., 911 dispatchers began receiving several calls of a shooting in the 100 block of N. Ferguson. The reports varied, some reporting gunshots, with others reporting injured people. Within minutes officers from the Bozeman Police Department arrived and detained the suspect who was identified by witnesses and being held by people at the scene. The weapon was located at the time of the arrest. Officers provided immediate life-saving care to victims until medical help could arrive. Deputies with the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office and officers from MSU Police assisted with the call.
Investigators have learned that an argument occurred at a party in a nearby apartment. Following that argument, the suspect approached several people in a driveway area. He had returned with a shotgun and fired several shots. Three men, in their mid to late twenties, were injured during the gunfire. The three victims were transported to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital for treatment. The conditions of the victims are not known at this time.
The Bozeman Police Department will continue this investigation and updates will be provided as they become available.