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Officials say victim of Billings shooting was from Anaconda

November 26, 2018

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone County officials say the victim of a shooting last week in Billings was a 25-year-old man from Anaconda.

Assistant coroner Richard Hoffman tells The Billings Gazette Monday that John Smathers died from a gunshot wound on Nov. 21. Police have said they are investigating the shooting as a homicide.

Another man was hospitalized with gunshot wounds following the shooting. Police have not provided any update on the man’s condition.

Police have said there was no public safety risk.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com

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