Investigations Continue into Kalispell, Evergreen Shootings

Law enforcement says both shootings appear to be unrelated, despite occurring two miles apart

By Justin Franz

Local law enforcement continues to investigate two separate shootings that occurred earlier this week in the Kalispell area.

On Nov. 27, a 39-year-old woman was shot in the leg at a home near Woodland Park. Then, just over 24 hours later, a second shooting occurred two miles away on Sleepy Hollow Road in Evergreen. In that incident, a 33-year-old man was shot in the hip.

Both victims were taken to the hospital and survived their injuries. No one has been arrested in either case.

Kalispell Police Department Capt. Doug Overman said both shootings were unrelated to one another.

Kalispell Police responded to a report of a shooting at approximately 5:30 p.m on Nov. 27 on Woodland Avenue. The victim said she had been walking near Woodland Park when she heard a gunshot and then realized she had been shot in the leg. However, that story was quickly disputed and detectives believe the shooting actually occurred inside a house.

“The statements from the victim did not match what we found at the scene,” Overman said.

Overman said the shooting remains under investigation but that they believe they know who fired the gun.

The second shooting on Nov. 28 on Sleepy Hollow Road was reported shortly after 7 p.m. According to Sheriff Chuck Curry, there were other people in the house when the 33-year-old male was shot but the circumstances leading to the shooting remain unclear.

“We’re still interviewing people and we’re still processing evidence,” Curry said.

Curry said they have not identified a suspect in the second shooting but that they hope to have more information later in the week.


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