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Police investigating reports of gunshots in NW Great Falls

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Posted at 9:19 AM, Oct 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-09 13:14:14-04

Police are investigating after receiving numerous reports of gunshots fired in a Great Falls residential area on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

The first reports were made at about 8:35 p.m. by residents in the Riverview neighborhood.

Some people described the sounds as fireworks, and others said they sounded like gunshots.

At about 9:50 p.m., two residents saw a large dark pickup truck driving north along Division Road near 29th Street NW.

As it drove by, they heard several loud bangs and saw several “flashes" from the truck.

A home surveillance camera captured video of the incident, which shows what looks like muzzle flash coming from the passing truck.

Gunshots fired in NW Great Falls

A short time later, police officers arrived and began searching the area. They reportedly found several shell casings.

Police could not confirm at the time whether the shell casings were from the earlier reported incidents.

Police were at the scene until about 12:35 a.m.

At this point, there have been no reports of anyone injured, and there is no word on whether there was any property damage.

This comes just a few days after gunshots were fired near CMR High School; there were no injuries in that case, but there was some property damage - click here.

The GFPD asks that anyone with information about the incident - or anyone whose property was damaged - to contact them. Tipsters may remain anonymous. You can call the GFPD at 406-455-8408, send a message to the GFPD Facebook page, or report online at WWW.P3TIPS.COM.

We will update you if we get more information.