The Helena Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened on Thursday night. Thankfully, the suspect is already in custody.

Helena Police Department
Helena Police Department

According to a press release from the Helena Police Department, dispatch received a call at 9:24 p.m. on Thursday regarding two males being shot near Ryan Park at the intersection of Custer Avenue and Henderson Street.

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The caller was transporting the victims to the emergency room. The HPD sent officers to the ER and Ryan Park to investigate the shooting.

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Statement From the Helena Police Department

At 2124 hours, Dispatch received a report of two males being shot near Ryan Fields (Custer and Henderson). The caller was transporting them to the Emergency Room. Officers responded to the ER as well as Ryan Fields. At the ER, The two juvenile males were being treated by physicians and it was verified they both had gunshot wounds. Officers located evidence at Ryan Fields consistent with the information reported. The 18-year-old suspect was identified and found to have fled the scene. He was located several hours later in the area of the incident. He was detained and the incident is actively being investigated. From the initial investigation, this is believed to be an isolated incident between the involved parties.

The number of shootings and assaults lately in Montana is staggering. It is one of the negative sides of rapid growth and droves of people moving to the state. We want to thank local law enforcement for all that they do to keep us safe.

This is an ongoing story. More information will be added as it becomes available.

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