Updated: BPD Releases Information On Shooting at Carnival
Here's updated information from Billings Police Department, and Administrative Lieutenant Matt Lennick:
Billings Police Department Detectives have been continually working this case since being called in to the original scene. But due to the large amount of individuals involved the Billings Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying individuals that were at the carnival.
The Billings Police Department is asking anyone who attended the carnival on either 5/28 or 5/29 at any time of the day to review any pictures or videos they may have taken that show other carnival attendees that could aid in identifying involved individuals.
Detectives have determined that multiple people of interest are believed to have fled the scene on foot and on bicycles traveling towards 6th Avenue North via North 7th Street and then into the residential neighborhood around North Park. The Billings Police are asking the public with property within the highlighted area in the attached map to review any security footage they may have at their business or residence from 4/29 between the hours of 10:50 pm until 11:30 pm.
If anything is located on the videos, photos, or security footage and you are willing to share it with the Billings Police Department for this investigation please contact Detective Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Billings Police Department released information regarding the shooting yesterday at the 800 Block of 1st Avenue North, which is the location of the Berry's Cherries Carnival.
According to Administrative Lieutenant Matt Lennick of Billings Police, around 10:41 PM, BPD officers were dispatched to the Berry's Cherries carnival located in the 800 block of 1st Avenue North for a group of juveniles with some wearing masks running around the park and assaulting a victim who was attempting to flee in a vehicle.
Reports of shots fired were then reported to BPD Dispatch.
As officers arrived in the area, the majority of the juveniles involved were fleeing the scene. Officers located the victim's vehicle in the parking lot, in which there was a 20-year-old male, who had suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased.
BPD Detectives were called in, and are currently conducting the investigation. Detectives are currently still on the scene at the carnival.
BPD has a person of interest identified, and they have been located by officers. Officers also attempted to locate as many witnesses and involved individuals as possible.
Billings Police Department is asking anyone who witnessed the incident or may have information, to contact dispatch at 406-657-8200.
At this time, no further information on the victim has been released to the public.
As more information is released relating to this shooting, this article will be updated.
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(Source: BPD/Administrative Lieutenant Matt Lennick)