BUTTE — One man is hospitalized after being reportedly shot multiple times on Thursday evening in Butte. The suspect has been arrested after a short pursuit, according to law enforcement officials.
At approximately 5:17 P.M. on April 30th, Butte Emergency Dispatch received a call of a shooting that had occurred at the Skatepark near the intersection of Shields and Second Streets in Butte.
Officers were on scene in approximately one minute.
A 26-year-old Butte man had sustained multiple gunshot wounds.
Witnesses were able to describe a suspect vehicle, which had fled from the scene. The vehicle was a silver Ford Ranger pickup.
The victim was treated at the scene by Butte Fire Rescue and A-1 Ambulance and then transported to St. James Healthcare.
As the victim was being treated, an officer located the suspect vehicle in approximately the 300 block of South Arizona Street.
A pursuit ensued with the suspect vehicle eventually crashing into a fence near the intersection of Utah and Second Streets. The male suspect then fled on foot and was eventually taken into custody in a yard on the 1000 block of South Wyoming Street. The suspect is a 21 year old male.
The victim remains at St. James Healthcare. His condition is unknown.
Multiple investigators are in the process of investigating the incident.
Butte-Silver Bow Sheriff Ed Lester says there is no ongoing threat to the public.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.