RCPD investigating two separate fatal shooting incidents in 24 hours
Around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, police responded to a report of a male subject who had been shot at a residence on the 400 block of Tamarack Drive.
Finding an unresponsive adult male at the scene, police initiated emergency life-saving measures until a medical unit arrived. The man was transported to the hospital, and police were later notified that he had died as a result of the gunshot wound.
The name of the deceased is being withheld until proper notification of next-of-kin can be accomplished. RCPD continues to work to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
At around 4:15 a.m. Monday, November 29, police were dispatched to another shooting in a residence in the unit block of Marquette Drive for a report of multiple individuals being struck by gunfire.
Police arrived on scene to find three individuals with gunshot injuries, two with serious but non-life threatening gunshot injuries, and another found unresponsive with a gunshot wound. Police attempted life-saving measures on the man until a medical unit arrived, at which point he was declared deceased on scene.
The name of the deceased is being withheld until proper notification of next-of-kin can be accomplished. Police continue to work with the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
According to the RCPD, there is no evidence to support that these two incidents are related, nor is there any reason to believe that a threat to public safety exists at this time. However, drugs and drug items were located at both residences.
“The rate of gun deaths in the United States continues to rise and unfortunately Rapid City has not been exempt from that trend,” says Chief of Police Don Hedrick. “Officers and deputies have been working around the clock to investigate these incidents and we are dedicated to working with the community and our fellow law enforcement partners to ensure we hold the perpetrators of gun violence accountable through the criminal justice system.”
If anyone has any information related to the two shootings, they are encouraged to contact the RCPD’s Criminal Investigations Division at 605-394-4134. An anonymous tip can also be submitted by texting the letters RCPD, and the information to 847411.