Shots fired prompts lockdown in downtown Missoula

City and county services came to a grinding halt in downtown Missoula during Wednesday moring rush hour. Police flooded the streets and snipers took to the rooftops, after an apparent gunshot blew out the back window of a police officer’s patrol vehicle, shutting down eight-blocks in the heart of downtown Missoula for several hours, near Woody and Spruce streets. Most lockdowns had been lifted by late afternoon. No one was injured in the incident, according to officials. The investigation is ongoing.