Person of interest detained in Rapid City shooting

November 19, 2020 GMT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A person of interest has been detained in a shooting at a Rapid City apartment building, according to police.

Someone called 911 about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and said a man had been shot in the leg, according to police spokesman Brendyn Medina. The man was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

At least one person witnessed the shooting, but the circumstances, motive and exact location of the shooting are still under investigation, Medina said.

He said the person of interest was detained in an alley one block south of the apartment building after a witness provided a name and description of the clothing the shooter was wearing, the Rapid City Journal reported.


Officers also found a gun between the route one would take to walk from the apartment to the alley, police said.

Detectives said they need to conduct more interviews to determine if the man detained is the suspect.