August 25, 2020

Rapid City police investigate overnight fatal shooting

Police are currently investigating an overnight shooting incident as a double homicide following a report of a disturbance in the area of 880 East Meadowlark Drive.

At around 10:40 p.m. on August 24th, police were dispatched to 880 East Meadowlark Drive for a report of a disturbance in progress. While police were en-route to the location, the original caller reported hearing a number of gunshots ring out from the location of the disturbance.

On arrival, police located a vehicle parked in the parking lot at 880 East Meadowlark Drive. Inside the vehicle were two individuals who were obviously deceased from multiple gunshot wounds. The identities of the deceased are being withheld until proper next-of-kin notification can be made.

Since the initial report, police have been working to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting. At this point in the investigation, police believe the shooting victims knew the shooter. A canvas of the neighborhood has taken place. Preliminary evidence has given reason to explore a potential drug connection in relation to this incident.

Detectives are actively working to follow up on every lead generated in the investigation. Anyone with any information about the shooting should contact Det. Barry Young at 394-4134. An anonymous tip can also be sent by texting the letters ‘RCPD’ and the information to 847411.

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