BOZEMAN — An overnight shooting behind Bar IX in downtown Bozeman resulted in two people being taken to a hospital early Thurday morning, according to Bozeman police.
Deputy Police Chief Jim Veltkamp told MTN News that dispatchers received a report of shots fired behind the bar at around 2:15 a.m.
Officers arrived to find two people had been shot; authorities have not disclosed the nature or severity of their injuries, but they are not believed to be life-threatening.
They were taken to a hospital for treatment of their injuries.
"It sounds like this happened due to a prior contact with the victims inside a bar, so it's fair to say it was targeted at them specifically and it was not just a random event," Veltkamp said.
Veltkamp said there is no danger to the public.
People are advised to avoid the Rouse/Mendenhall intersection and Mendenhall west of Rouse as officers investigate the scene Thursday morning.
There is no word yet on whether criminal charges have been filed against anyone involved.
We will update you if we get more details.