A 24-year-old Billings man was injured early Thursday morning in a shooting on the South Side, police say.

A person of interest, described as a 28-year-old man from Billings, has been identified, according to Billings Police Sgt. Shane Shelden.

Lt. Riley Finnegan gave a general location of the 3600 block of Sixth Avenue South for the scene of the shooting.

Police took to social media shortly before 8 a.m. to announce they were aware of a shooting incident that took place on the South Side at about 4:51 a.m.

"A male subject checked into a hospital shortly after for medical attention," Finnegan wrote on social media. 

Detectives have been assigned to the incident and they continue to investigate, Finnegan said.

An update published on social media at about 2 p.m. Thursday stated that no arrests had been made and that the victim had been released from an area hospital.

Citing its policy of not publicizing certain information related to ongoing investigations, BPD declined to answer questions about the number of shots fired and whether the incident took place indoors or out.

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Night Reporter

General assignment reporter for The Billings Gazette.