Rapid City man shot while sleeping in the back of a car

Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Rapid City man woke up to a gunshot wound in the backseat of a car Monday afternoon in Sioux Falls and police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

According to Sioux Falls Police Department Spokesperson Sam Clemens, the shooting happened about 12:30 p.m. near the intersection of 5th Street and St. Paul Avenue.

Clemens says the 30-year-old Rapid City man had fallen asleep in the back of a car, woke up to pain in his abdomen, and realized he had been shot.

“He didn’t claim to know why it happened,” said Clemens. “He was either pushed out of the car or got out of the car on his own. The car that he was in left and he started knocking on doors and someone ended up calling police.”

The victim was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries and remains in the hospital as of Tuesday morning.

Police say no arrests have been made but continue to look for the two individuals who were in the gray vehicle with the victim to learn more about this incident.

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