- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) - The FBI says a tribal police officer fired his gun and a person was struck Friday morning inside the emergency room of an Indian Health Service hospital on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

FBI spokesman Kyle Loven says the FBI received a call from Pine Ridge Hospital about 9:30 a.m. about an officer-involved shooting. He says he has no information on the condition of the person shot or what led to the shooting.

An IHS spokesperson says the hospital was placed on lockdown following an incident involving an individual and a law enforcement officer. The lockdown has since been lifted and the facility reopened.

Loven says the shooting remains under investigation by the FBI, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and tribal authorities.

A BIA spokeswoman referred questions to the FBI.


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