Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On December 5, 2023, at 8:33 p.m., the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office announced that they are searching for a suspected gunman involved in a shooting incident near the Sha-Ron Fishing Access east of Missoula. Public Information Officer Jeannette Smith has the details. 

“Deputies and Detectives responded to a suspicious incident reported at approximately 3:15 p.m. this afternoon,” Smith said. “Upon further investigation, it was discovered that an adult male suffered a gunshot wound. The male has been treated for non-life-threatening injuries.” 

Due to the nature of the crime, Smith said few details have been available regarding the suspect.  

“The suspect is believed to be an adult male and armed and dangerous,” Smith said. “Missoula County Sheriff’s Office is cautioning residents in East Missoula, especially near Sha-Ron Fishing Access and the new overflow parking area on Hwy 200 to be watchful of their surroundings. Please keep cars, outbuildings, and homes locked. If you have outside lights, please leave them on.”  

According to Smith, the crime occurred between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday and this is an active investigation. If you were near Sha-Ron Fishing Access, near the Clark Fork River, or near the new overflow parking area and saw something that could help law enforcement locate the suspect, please call 911 immediately. If you see suspicious activity, do not approach any individual. Call 911 immediately. 

We will provide more details as they become available. 

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