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Juvenile arrested after shooting mother’s ex-boyfriend in Billings

Posted at 4:25 PM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-22 18:25:47-04

(BILLINGS) Billings police and emergency crews responded to a report of a shooting outside of an apartment complex at 801 South 28th Street on Tuesday afternoon.

Paramedics treated a man who had sustained wound to the neck; he was conscious and breathing.

According to Chief Rich St. John, the shooting happened at about 1:30 p.m. inside of the apartment building.

A juvenile male fired a couple of rounds from a handgun, striking the victim once in the neck.

The victim was taken to the St. Vincent Healthcare emergency department for treatment.

The seriousness of his gunshot wound is unknown at this time.

Police said in a press release that the victim was talking to police at the scene before he was taken to the hospital.

The victim was the ex-boyfriend of the shooter’s mother.

The suspect was arrested and police are still processing the scene.

The juvenile’s name has not yet been released.

We will update you when we get more information.

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