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A man died and an infant was injured in a Billings shooting

A man died and an infant was injured in a Billings shooting
Posted at 1:27 PM, Nov 01, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-02 11:35:41-04

(UPDATE) A one-year old boy found at the scene of a shooting in Billings on Wednesday morning died in a hospital, according to Billings police.

Police did not provide a cause of death in an evening news release nor say whether the boy was shot. A 31-year-old man, who was holding the boy, was found shot to death in the home on the 700 block of North 17th Street.

The incident began around 10 a.m. when police responded to a call of shots fired in the area. Billings Police Lt. Matt Lennick said in a news release that callers told police a vehicle had stopped in front of the residence and fired bullets into the home.

The man and the infant were found inside. Police found the suspect vehicle at the 300 block of South 28th Street and closed off the surrounding area. Ten people were removed from the residence with a possible involvement in the shooting, according to Lennick.

Tactical teams also checked a second residence on the block that may have been involved, according to Lennick.

No formal charges have been filed at this point; the Billings Police Department Investigations Division is continuing to investigate.

We will update you as get more information.

(1st REPORT) Billings police officers investigating a weapons complaint Wednesday morning found a 31-year-old man dead and an infant injured inside a residence.

Police said the residence is along the 700 block of North 24th Street and the area around the residence is closed to all traffic.

The infant was taken to a Billings hospital; the nature and severity of the child's injuries has not been disclosed at this point.

The name of the deceased man has not yet been released.

The incident was reported shortly after 10 a.m.

A suspect was found on the 300 block of South 28th Street and arrested, police said, and the area remains "an active and evolving scene."

We will update you if we get more information.