One man is dead and another suffered serious life-threatening injuries Monday evening after a shooting at a north-side apartment complex in Rapid City.
Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris said police received a call of shots fired just after 7:30 p.m. in the Knollwood Heights Apartments at 100 Surfwood Drive.
Jegeris said two men were transferred to Rapid City Regional Hospital for gunshot wounds and "appeared to be alive," when they left the scene. Police later reported that one man was pronounced dead at the hospital. The two men's names were not immediately released.
According to Jegeris, one man was shot by another in an apartment at the complex Monday evening. The shooting victim then fled outside and was followed by the shooter. That shooter was then also shot just outside the complex on the south side of the building, but Jegeris said he did not have details about how that second shooting took place.
It also was unclear which shooting victim died.
A private security officer with Rapid Patrol arrived at the scene before Rapid City police. Jegeris said police are investigating whether the security officer was the person who shot the initial shooter. Jegeris said the Rapid Patrol security company has a contract with the apartment complex.
The investigation, expected to take most of the evening, included trying to learn what prompted the initial shooting.
As the sun set Monday evening, Rapid City police officers stood guard around yellow police tape that flanked the southern end of the brown three-story apartment building. Orange marker flags dotted the green lawn and orange cones stood where the second man was shot.
Rapid City Police recovered two guns from the scene but Chief Jegeris would not comment on the brand or caliber of the weapons. He also said police were investigating how many shots were fired during the incident.
No law enforcement officers were involved in the shooting and "there is no active risk to public safety," according to Jegeris.