Update Tuesday, August 16, 11:46am: Yellowstone County Sheriff Lindner says the shooting at the MontanaFair late Monday night was an “isolated incident.” “With what we know so far, it appears this is an isolated incident and not a random shooting, as the individuals are likely acquainted with each other,” Sheriff Linder said.

“Deputies immediately responded to the area and located an adult male with an apparent gunshot wound to his leg. One witness stated a male in a red shirt shot the victim, so Deputies focused their search looking for someone matching the description. No arrests have been made,” Sheriff Lindner said.

The investigation is continuing, and county investigators are still interviewing witnesses. The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help for any information. You can call 406-256-2929.


Original post: The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Department continues its investigation into a shooting that happened at the MontanaFair Monday night.

As details continue to come in, it is the opinion of law enforcement and Fair administration that this was a lone, random act and people should not be afraid to come onto the Fair grounds.  

MetraPark General Manager, Tim Goodwin, says everything is running smoothly today and the Fair will continue as normal. No names have been released, we’ll keep you updated.