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Bozeman police investigate downtown bar shooting

Posted at 6:56 AM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 09:11:58-04

An overnight shooting behind Bar IX in downtown Bozeman sent two people to the hospital early Thursday morning, according to Bozeman police.

Deputy Police Chief Jim Veltkamp said dispatch received a report of shots fired behind the bar around 2:15 a.m.

Officers arrived to find two people shot with non-life threatening injuries. They were transported to the hospital and are being treated.

"It sounds like this happened due to a prior contact with the victims inside a bar, so it's fair to say it was targeted at them specifically and it was not just a random event," Veltkamp said.

Veltkamp said there is no ongoing danger to the public. People are advised to avoid the Rouse/Mendenhall intersection and Mendenhall west of Rouse as officers investigate the scene.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.