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New info released on machete attack that led to Great Falls shooting

Posted: 12:05 PM, Apr 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-01 14:05:13-04

New information, including details about a machete attack, has been released about the Sunday evening incident in Great Falls.

Daniel Gregory (Courtesy: Cascade County Detention Center)

On March 31, four people, including Tyler Hinsen, were outside a residence on the 900 block of 2nd Avenue South when Daniel Gregory stopped and got out of his vehicle. Gregory, Hinsen, and another man started arguing and Gregory had a machete, according to an affidavit.

Gregory had reportedly threatened two of the people with a machete on March 17 near Warden Park.

Another person got in between the arguing parties and Gregory hit him over the head with the machete, according to the affidavit. Hinsen then got a pistol from his vehicle, which caused Gregory to start driving away.

An affidavit states Hinsen shot at Gregory’s vehicle and the vehicle was struck several times. A bullet also hit a passenger.

Great Falls police responded to the residence around 7 p.m. and then were dispatched to Palm Court where Gregory is believed to have fled.

Gregory, 20, has been charged with four felony counts of assault with a weapon.

Hinsen, 28, faces two felony charges for criminal endangerment.

(March 31, 2019) The Great Falls Police Department is on scene of what a witness tells MTN is a shooting incident.

Around 7 p.m. Sunday night, police reported to the 900 block of 2nd Avenue South.

A witness on scene tells MTN they heard three to four gunshots around the time of the incident.

Police are still on scene.

This is a developing story, and MTN has reporters working to get more information.