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Update: Billings police investigate shooting

Posted at 4:29 AM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:51:05-04

Update – 5:37 a.m. – The Billings Police Department issued this press release:

On 11/14/18 at approximately 0033 hours Billings Police Officers were dispatched to the report of gunfire in the 900 block of N 23rd Street.  While checking the area a 37-year-old Billings male was dropped off at Billings Clinic with a single handgun gunshot wound to his left lower body.  The male was quickly treated and is in stable condition.  The male claimed he was going through alleys on the north side in his car looking for “scrap” when another person, who is known to him began following him in an SUV.  As the 37-year-old male exited an alley the SUV attempted to block him by positioning his vehicle in front of his and the two had minor collision.  At this time at least one, possibly two gunshots were fired from the SUV, one of which went through the victim’s car and struck him in the lower body.  Both vehicles then quickly left in separate directions.  The 37-year-old male was able to flag down a ride after his vehicle was unable to go further and got a ride to the hospital.  The 37-year-old claimed he and the driver of the SUV have been in an ongoing dispute over ownership of a vehicle, however the exact motive for the attack is unknown at this time.  Officers checked several known addresses for the suspect and located the SUV abandoned at one of them.  At this time the investigation is ongoing and being handled by BPD Investigations Division.  There is no heightened threat to the public at this time.

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BILLINGS – The Billings Police Department is investigating a shooting in the area of North Park.

Sgt. Bret Becker said in a Tweet that a male was in stable condition after being struck by a single handgun bullet to the lower body.

A suspect has been identified and was being sought, Becker said.

No other information was released.

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