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Rapid City Police respond to shots fired by juveniles Tuesday morning

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Tactical officers responded to a home near downtown Rapid City after someone fired a gun from a car into a first-floor bedroom.

Police say no one was hurt in Tuesday’s shooting near Rapid City High School. Police recovered a rifle inside a vehicle nearby and there was a bullet hole through one of its windows.

Investigators are working to determine who fired the shot.

About a dozen people in the area, many of them teens, were detained by police. One teen was arrested in relation to a stolen vehicle found at the scene while two adults were arrested for unrelated warrants.

Police spokesman Brendyn Medina says the rifle was likely fired by one of the teens.


RAPID CITY, S.D. – Rapid City police say several juveniles have been arrested after shots were allegedly fired in the 800 block of Fifth Street Tuesday morning.

Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris says police responded to a home at 812 Fifth Street, where they quickly set up a perimeter and diverted traffic away from the area.

He says a couple of groups of juveniles were involved.

“It appears we had a couple of groups of juveniles involved, including one in the suspect home. We have confirmed shots have been fired, but have not located anyone who may have been injured by those shots. One shot did strike a neighboring home.”

Jegeris said the juveniles “are out of control; they’re uncooperative. Some of them are hysterical. ” The chief did not know the specific number of juveniles involved.

As a precaution, nearby Rapid City High School was placed in full lockdown.

Jegeris says because they are dealing with juveniles, they don’t anticipate releasing any names.


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