Man seriously injured in Hughes County shooting

A 21 year old man is airlifted to a Sioux Falls Hospital and a 19 year old male is in custody after a shooting in rural Hughes County.

Sheriff Darin Johnson says the suspect shot the male victim in the chest with a handgun at a residence in the northeastern part of the county at about 5:45 Monday morning.

The victim was taken by ambulance to the Pierre hospital, then was flown to Sioux Falls with serious injuries.

Johnson says the shooter left the scene in a vehicle before law enforcement arrived, but was found on foot after he had crashed his vehicle about a mile-and-a-half from the residence. After being treated for minor injuries from the crash, he was taken to the Hughes County Jail. Charges are pending.

The incident is still under investigation.


December 15, 2020