Billings Police Give Update on Weekend Shooting in Heights
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7:40pm MDT
Billings Police have released more information regarding a Sunday (3/7) shooting in the Heights. According to the press release, a 29-year old male was found unresponsive with a gun shot wound in the 300 block of Sioux Lane. BPD now reports the man died at a local hospital.
An investigation into the shooting continues, and Billings Police says they have identified a "person of interest," but no arrests have been made as of the posting of this story.
The name of the deceased man will be released by the Coroner "per standard procedure," according to the BPD press release.
According to the @BillingsPD Twitter page, officers were busy this past weekend with two separate shootings, and a vehicle chase that went through a backyard in Billings.
The Billings Police Department responded to a shooting just after 11pm on Saturday night (3/6) in the 1400 block of 1st Avenue North, according to the report. Upon arrival, officers located the 38-year old victim who had a gunshot wound, and transported them to a local hospital.
According to the report on @BillingsPD, a male adult was found unconscious with a "possible bullet wound," and was transported to Billings Clinic. BPD is investigating the shooting, and no further details were provided at the time this story was posted.
About the same time Billings Police officers were responding to the shooting in the Heights, an unrelated incident was being investigated near Downtown Billings. According to the post, BPD was called to investigate "suspicious activity" at 2206 6th Avenue North.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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