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The Missoula County Sheriff's Office assisted in the search for a suspect

Missoula police investigate the scene of a June 24 shooting near Sentinel High School that sent two to the hospital. A K-9 unit from the Missoula County Sheriff's Office was brought to the incident to assist in the search for a suspect. 

One of the two victims of a June 24 shooting on the campus of Sentinel High School was released from Providence St. Patrick Hospital over the weekend, and subsequently arrested on a warrant from a different case, according to police.

Two boys, ages 16 and 17, were injured in the incident, with court records saying one was shot in the chest and the other in the jaw.

Detective Lt. Bob Bouchee of the Missoula Police Department said the warrant is not from Missoula County. No further details about the warrant were released.

Police have identified 17-year-old Dylan Curtis Conat of Missoula as the suspect of the June 24 shooting. A felony charge of assault with a weapon has been filed against Conat, who has yet to be arrested.

Conat is described as 5-feet, 8-inches tall, white, with black hair and a slim build. Police say there are indications Conat may still be in Missoula. He may be armed and dangerous, and anyone who sees him or has information about his whereabouts should call 911, or the police department's main phone line at 552-6300.

While the Missoulian typically does not name juvenile suspects in criminal cases unless they are being tried as adults, it is naming Conat due in part to the ongoing public safety risk and the fact that the police department is seeking the public's assistance in providing information to help find him.

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Law and Justice Reporter

Crime reporter for the Missoulian.