Pierre Police investigating Thursday night shooting

PIERRE, S.D. (KCCR) – Pierre police are investigating a shooting Thursday night that sent one man to the hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries. Pierre Police Captain Bryan Walz says Central South Dakota Communications received a call just before 9 p.m. on July 9 from the 400 block of West Prospect Avenue that a shooting had taken place.

The caller told authorities that a 30 year-old male from Pierre had been shot and was being taken by private vehicle to Avera St. Mary’s Hospital. The victim was then transferred by air to Sioux Falls for further treatment of injuries sustained in the shooting.

Walz says the preliminary investigation by detectives indicates the male victim was outside of the residence when the shooting took place. The case remains under investigation, but Walz says the shooting does not appear to be a random act of violence. No arrests have been made in connection to the shooting.