Still no charges in late night Ennis shooting
ENNIS – Authorities are still waiting to conduct interviews with parties involved in an early morning shooting outside the Sportsman’s Lodge on Feb. 19. According to Madison County Sheriff Roger Thompson, no charges have been filed and authorities are still conducting victim and witness interviews. “Undersheriff Phil Fortner was able to interview one party and the other is willing to chat but is still healing from their medical condition,” said Thompson.
Thompson said search warrants have been served and evidence has been collected – deputies are now waiting to finish interviews with those involved to compare information. “We won’t make any recommendations until that happens,” said Thompson. “Both parties were banged up pretty good and they need to heal, and we want them to be fully awake and able to chat with us.”
Madison County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call of a disturbance at the Sportsman’s Lodge approximately 12:44 a.m. on Feb. 19. According to a press release, a 48-year-old male of Ennis suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to the Madison Valley Medical Center in critical condition, and later transported to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. A 57-year-old male from McAllister was detained at the scene and later transported to Billings, where he was treated for head injuries.