By Associated Press - Sunday, September 20, 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Authorities say a private security officer has been placed on administrative leave after he shot and wounded a person.

Black Hills Patrol said Sunday night that the officer placed on leave had worked for the patrol for over three years. He was one of two officers responding to a report of a fight involving weapons early Sunday at a Rapid City convenience store. Officials say the officer fired his pistol at a vehicle that was apparently trying to strike him.

The wounded person was taken to Rapid City Regional Hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Rapid City police are investigating the incident. The Black Hills Patrol said this is the first time in its more than five- year history that one of its officers has been involved in a shooting.

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