Planned Parenthood reports shotgun fired at building, Helena police say

Phil Drake

Someone fired two rounds from a shotgun at the Planned Parenthood facility in Helena, officials said Friday.

There were no injuries, authorities said.

Friday afternoon, police released three photographs asking for assistance in identifying a person and vehicle. One photo shows a person carrying what appears to be a shotgun or rifle and the other two pictures are of a vehicle.

People with information should contact Detective Kent Anderson at 406-444-1319 or the Helena Police Department dispatch at 406-457-8865. Those who want to remain anonymous can contact CrimeStoppers at 406-443-2000, online at, or with the P3 Tips app.

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Helena police responded to a call 5:44 p.m. Thursday in the 1500 block of Cannon for a report of gunshots, Assistant Chief Cory Bailey said in an email.

While officers were checking the area, they received another call advising that someone had shot the front entry of the business. It was determined that someone had walked up to the front of the Planned Parenthood and fired two rounds from a shotgun, Bailey said.

There were no injuries reported and the shots were not directed toward anyone, authorities said.

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