- Associated Press - Thursday, April 30, 2015

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - Brookings police are investigating a shooting that sent a man to the hospital but say there is no threat to the general public.

An officer found an 18-year-old man in the backyard of a home with a gunshot wound while searching for a suspect after a call about a suspicious person early Thursday. The man was taken to a hospital in Sioux Falls with unknown injuries.

Police say the incident began when a caller reported a suspicious male exiting their neighbor’s garage. An officer a short time later spotted a male matching the description walking on the sidewalk. The male fled when the officer turned on his emergency lights.

Officers who launched a search for the male heard a gunshot, and came across the wounded 18-year-old.

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