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Boise police: Suspects at large, but no threat in Bench neighborhood after shooting

Police presence was heavy around 11 a.m. on Palouse Street, the scene of a shooting on the Boise Bench.
Police presence was heavy around 11 a.m. on Palouse Street, the scene of a shooting on the Boise Bench.

Police on Thursday morning were looking for the suspect in a shooting on the Boise Bench that left one person hospitalized, according to a Boise Police Department tweet.

According to BPD, the suspect fled before officers arrived at the scene on the 2300 block of Palouse Street. An adult man is being treated at a local hospital with what police say are non-life threatening injuries.

In a press release, BPD said “preliminary reports suggest that there was an altercation in the home before multiple shots were fired and the suspects fled the scene.”

The suspects are believed to be two white men driving a silver two-door car described as an older model. The windows on the car may be damaged or shot out, police said. They were last seen driving north on Columbus from Palouse Street.

Police later announced on Twitter that officers were not searching for the suspect in the Palouse neighborhood, nor did officials believe that the public was in danger.

A dispatch supervisor told the Statesman that multiple calls came in shortly before 10 a.m. reporting shots fired.

On the Boise Bench Dwellers Facebook page, multiple users said they had heard between 6 and 8 gunshots. Some reported hearing the shots near Roosevelt and Franklin, while others said they heard the noise near Vista and Lemhi.

This is a breaking news report. We’ll update this as we learn more.

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