Alleged shooter detained following early morning shots fired call at Hill City home

No gun shot victims apparent, says PCSO
Pennington County Sheriff's Office is in Hill City, investigating a shooting.
Pennington County Sheriff's Office is in Hill City, investigating a shooting.(KOTA)
Published: Feb. 12, 2022 at 10:58 AM CST
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UPDATE (3:00 p.m.)

HILL CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Here’s the latest on the early morning shooting at a Hill City residence.

According to Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, an unnamed man believed to be the alleged shooter was detained after reports of shots fired at a home on Allen Gulch Road at 5:38 a.m. Saturday.

Multiple other people have also been detained. Charges are pending for other individuals involved.

Responding deputies found multiple spent shell cases and blood at the residence.

Officials say several people had minor injuries from a physical fight, but no one suffered any gun shot wounds.

Investigators are still processing the scene for evidence.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.

ORIGINAL REPORT - The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what they call a “shooting incident” in Hill City this morning.

“We are in the beginning stages. Expect to see First Responders staging near the 1880 train,” a Sheriff’s Office social media post stated.

The incident appears to have been at a home on the Allen Gulch Road.

A neighbor says there was some sort of gathering at a home when the shooting occurred. A victim reportedly was airlifted to a hospital but we do not know how many people may have been involved. Several other people, according to neighbors, also ran from the home.

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