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Missoula police investigate the scene

Missoula police investigate the scene of a Sunday evening shooting near Sentinel High School that sent two to the hospital. A K-9 unit from the Missoula County Sheriff's Office assisted in the search for a suspect. 

The investigation continues into a shooting on the campus of Sentinel High School on Sunday that sent two teenage boys to the hospital, but detectives have little new information to share.

“There is really no big break in the case,” Detective Capt. Mike Colyer said Wednesday.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to the school for a report of gunshots, and found the two victims — ages 16 and 17 — in a parking lot on the south side of the school.

The youths remain in the hospital and are expected to survive, Colyer said. Detectives have spoken with them twice and are looking forward to further interviews, although Colyer said their medical needs take priority.

The two boys are from “different parts of the state," Colyer said Wedesday.

On Monday, detectives found a small-caliber handgun near the scene of the shooting. Colyer said lab testing of the gun has not been completed yet.

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Shell casings and other items were recovered from the scene as well. The police department is working with Missoula County Public Schools to obtain all surveillance camera video from Sentinel.

Colyer said detectives are following up on leads and have had tips from both known and anonymous sources, but do not have active search or arrest warrants.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective Mitch Lang at 552-6292.

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Law and Justice Reporter

Crime reporter for the Missoulian.