RPD investigating March 14 shooting

    (Riverton, WY) – The Riverton Police Department (RPD) is investigating a shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon, March 14, according to a statement obtained by County 10 from RPD Chief Eric Hurtado.

    Shortly after 2:40 PM yesterday, County 10 reporters heard police scanner traffic indicating a female subject had been shot in the back, and was receiving EMS services.

    On March 15, Chief Hurtado confirmed there was a shooting and ensuing investigation.


    “On March 13th Riverton Police officers received a call of a female suffering from a single gunshot wound,” the statement from Hurtado reads. “Information related to officers indicate that family members were sitting in a car, in the parking lot of a local gas station, when someone inside the car discharged a firearm.”

    The victim reportedly sustained life threatening injuries. (Editor’s Note: Chief Hurtado reached out after publication of this post to inform County 10 there was a typo in his release, and the victim actually suffered non-life threatening injuries.)

    Chief Hurtado says RPD is “continuing to investigate the incident to determine if the shooting was intentional or the result of a mishandling of a firearm.”

    At this time, no arrests have been made, but County 10 will provide updates on the case as they become available.


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