Police: Shooting outside Sioux Falls Walgreens involved pot deal

Sioux Falls Police Department
Sioux Falls Police Department(Dakota News Now)
Published: Nov. 19, 2020 at 3:09 PM CST
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - UPDATE, Nov. 20: Police say a shooting outside a business in southeast Sioux Falls that sent one person to the hospital involved a marijuana deal.

Authorities have not yet identified the suspect in Thursday afternoon’s shooting, but police spokesperson Sam Clemens said they are making progress in the investigation.

The shooting took place around 1:45 p.m. in the parking lot of the Walgreens at 57th Street and Cliff Avenue. Clemens said the two men met for a marijuana transaction, but something went wrong and one man ended up shooting the other “in the buttocks.” Investigators are still trying to determine what exactly spurred the shooting.

The 29-year-old suspect drove off in a gray car. The victim, a 19-year-old man, drove himself to the hospital. Police say his injuries are not life-threatening.

Clemens said the Walgreens building was struck by at least one bullet, and was also damaged when the victim backed into it as he drove away.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 367-7007.

Authorities say a shooting in a parking lot in southeast Sioux Falls left one person hospitalized.

Police say the victim, a 19-year-old man, met with another person outside the Walgreens at 57th Street and Cliff Avenue around 1:45 p.m. Thursday. The second person shot the 19-year-old man, then left the area.

The victim’s injuries are not life-threatening, according to police.

No other details have been released. Police say it is still early in the investigation. They say there is no danger to the public.

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