RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Police Department officers responded to two separate incidences Wednesday night in Rapid City.
One was a stabbing incident at 215 Curtis Street, where police say they located an injured male and began rendering emergency first aid. A medical unit arrived and transported the male to the hospital for the treatment of serious, life-threatening injuries.
Police spoke with witnesses on scene and learned the stabbing was likely the result of a fight between two groups of juveniles that was arranged through social media.
The second call was a shooting incident as officers were called to a residence at 600 Lindbergh Avenue for a report of an individual who had been shot.
On arrival, police officers located the injured male and escorted him to the entrance of the trailer park so he could be treated by a medical unit. The injured male was transported to the hospital for the treatment of serious, non-life-threatening injuries to the lower portion of his body.
While speaking with witnesses, police learned the male had been shot by an individual in a nearby residence.
Police formed a perimeter around this residence and called out two adult males who were inside. Both were detained and transported to the Public Safety Building to be interviewed.
Following the interviews, police placed 26-year-old James Peterson Jr. of Rapid City under arrest for aggravated assault, and he was transported to the Pennington County Jail.
Both incidents remain under investigation.