Latest on Downtown Missoula Shooting & Lockdowns Still in Place
An update regarding this morning's report of shots fired at a police officer in downtown Missoula.
The City of Missoula Police Department provided the following statement:
At approximately 9:45 AM, this morning an officer was travelling northbound in the 400 block of Woody St. when he reported that the rear window of his patrol car had just been shot out. Other officers in the vicinity quickly converged on the area while the officer took cover at a nearby building. A perimeter was established around the area and government offices were immediately locked down. At this time, the perimeter remains in place as an investigation into the incident has been convened, along with corresponding searches in the area. We are currently being assisted by other law enforcement agencies and medical crews are standing by, however no injuries have been reported. Additional information will be released as it comes available.
Missoula City Government posted on their Facebook page that the lock down in downtown has been lifted only for Health Department, Partnership Health Center and Missoula Public Library. Lock down remains in place for Courthouse and adjacent buildings, including the Administration Building, RVS and Youth Court facilities.
As always, we will keep you posted on our websites, Facebook pages and with app alerts on this developing situation, with this post being continually updated by our news department.