Shooting Incident Occurs In Yankton

Shooting Incident Occurs In Yankton

One person sustained an apparent accidental gunshot wound in an incident that occurred Saturday in Yankton.

According to Yankton Police Department Commander Monty Rothenberger, officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Whiting Drive Saturday evening for a reported shooting in progress. Officers found a vehicle parked on Whiting Drive with the male driver having a gunshot wound. The injury appeared to be from a negligent discharge of a firearm.

The driver was alert and responding to officers on the scene. He was transported to Avera Sacred Heart Hospital for medical care. There is no other report on his condition.

Two other occupants in the vehicle were not injured and were interviewed by law enforcement. The incident is still under investigation.

Rothenberger did not disclose the identities of the individuals involved.