WOUNDED KNEE, S.D. (KOTA TV) - The four suspects in the shooting near Wounded Knee Tuesday are juveniles, according to Oglala Sioux Tribe police.
Editor’s Note: Because these suspects are juveniles, we pulled their mug shots and names from the story.
The four teens were captured after citizens helped police find them at a home in the Wounded Knee housing area.
Police say they found the rifle possibly used in the shooting; as well as handgun ammo but no pistol.
Police also corrected an earlier report that a patrol car was hit by shots from a high-powered rifle. That turns out not to be true.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe police now have four suspects in custody following the Tuesday morning shooting near Wounded Knee.
Police initially reported a fifth suspect but no arrest was made.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe police are looking for suspects after shots were fired, including several rounds that hit a patrol car near Wounded Knee.
No one was reported injured but police caution the public not to approach people of interest. They are reportedly armed and dangerous and could be in the Wounded Knee and Porcupine areas.
If anyone sees these people, they are asked to call OST Public Safety Dispatch at 605-867-5111 or 911.
The incident started late Tuesday morning when police received several reports of gunshots in the Wounded Knee area. When police arrived on scene, suspects fled. One of them reportedly fired a high-powered rifle at the police during the escape.