The Bozeman Police Department released additional details about a shooting at the Walmart in Bozeman on Sunday. The following information was provided in an update from the Bozeman Police Department.

Bozeman Police Department
Bozeman Police Department

Bozeman Police Department officers responded to a report of a shooting that occurred inside the Walmart in Bozeman at approximately 7:50 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2022.

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When officers arrived, they treated the incident as an active shooter in progress due to the limited information known at the time, and immediately entered the building. Officers located an adult male with an obvious gunshot wound and performed lifesaving measures, along with members of American Medical Response (AMR) and the Bozeman Fire Department. The male was transported by AMR to Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital where he is currently being treated. He is expected to recover from his wounds.

While searching Walmart, officers located an adult male who identified himself as the shooter. The individual was initially detained and is currently cooperating with investigators.

Bozeman Police Department
Bozeman Police Department

The shooter was lawfully in possession of a handgun that is believed to be the only firearm used during the incident. Investigators believe the incident was not a random act and is related to a brief confrontation outside of Walmart shortly before the shooting occurred.

The investigation is still ongoing.  Evidence is being gathered and witnesses are being identified, and further questions are being answered to determine whether charges will be forthcoming.

The Bozeman Police Department is not currently searching for any suspects or persons of interest and there are no further public safety risks associated with this incident.

The Bozeman Police Department would like to thank the members of the Montana Highway Patrol, the Belgrade Police Department, and especially the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office for their prompt response and assistance in this matter. We would also like to thank American Medical Response, the Bozeman Fire Department, and Gallatin County 911.

If you or someone you know has information regarding the incident please contact the Bozeman Police Department Detective Division at 406-582-2010.

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