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Police: Fight between boyfriend, ex-boyfriend ended in shooting

Police respond to a shooting at a Sioux Falls home Wednesday.
Police respond to a shooting at a Sioux Falls home Wednesday.(Dakota News Now)
Published: Oct. 21, 2020 at 8:19 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Authorities say a shooting that left one person seriously hurt was the result of a fight between a woman’s boyfriend and her ex-boyfriend at a Sioux Falls home.

The incident took place around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at a home on the 1500 block of S. Doodler Drive. Police spokesperson Sam Clemens said a 33-year-old man was babysitting his girlfriend’s three-year-old son when the woman’s ex-boyfriend, a 31-year-old man, showed up at the home.

A confrontation ensued. During the fight, Clemens said one of the men produced a handgun. The gun was fired, hitting the ex-boyfriend in the neck.

The ex-boyfriend was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The other man was not injured. Clemens said the boy was not harmed.

Clemens said many details about the incident are still unclear, though it appeared the altercation stemmed over some sort of disagreement over visitation rights. He said investigators have talked to the current boyfriend, but have not been able to speak with the ex-boyfriend.

No charges have been filed yet, as investigators are still working to determine exactly what happened.

Sioux Falls police say one person is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being shot in a home in the southeastern part of the city. Police say another adult and a child were removed from the home and are unharmed.

Details of the shooting are limited. It is unclear exactly where or what time the shooting happened.

A media release says officers were responding to a report of a “burglary/shooting.”

Police say the investigation is ongoing and more information will be released at the press briefing Thursday morning.

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