Billings police said a man was shot in the back early today. Sgt. Pat Curry said the shooting was reported at 1:55 a.m. at 917 N. 19th St. where officers found an as yet unidentified 35-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the back of his torso. KTVQ.com reports he was conscious and transported to St. Vincent Healthcare. Initial statements by witnesses and the victim were being reviewed. No specific description of a suspect was immediately available, and the investigation is ongoing.