South Dakota man arrested in shooting in Nebraska Panhandle


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A South Dakota man was arrested Wednesday in connection to a shooting in Rushville, a small town in the Nebraska Panhandle.

Around 5:25 p.m. Mountain time, the Nebraska State Patrol and the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting at the Rushville Sale Barn.

Authorities say the shooting followed a verbal argument between two people.

Investigators say Gilbert Grooms, 44, shot Charles Winters, 35, also of South Dakota.

Grooms retrieved a shotgun and began shooting at Winters as he retreated toward his vehicle, authorities say.

Grooms fired multiple times while Winters hid behind a trailer, eventually shooting him in the abdomen, according to law enforcement.

Winters was flown to a hospital in Scottsbluff with injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.

Grooms was arrested and lodged in the Sheridan County Jail on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, use of a weapon to commit a felony and terroristic threats.

The investigation is ongoing.

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