A woman on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation suffered a gunshot wound early today and was taken to Northern Montana Hospital.
According to the Hill County Sheriff’s Office call log, dispatch received a call from the hospital at 3:30 a. m. today that a woman had been brought in from Box Elder with a gunshot wound.
A dispatcher at the sheriff’s office said that, because the shooting occurred on the reservation, the local FBI office was notified. The FBI is handling the investigation.
The location on that log entry lists the original incident location as Jitterbugs, the bar on U. S. Highway 87. This morning Jitterbug’s owner Jean Belcourt said she doesn’t know of anything happening at the bar, but had been talking with other Box Elder residents earlier about a nearby house that is surrounded by police tape.
None of the law enforcement agencies involved — Hill County Sheriff’s Office, Rocky Boy Police Department or the FBI — provided any additional information by deadline this morning.