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Moorhead Police investigating shooting

Published: Feb. 26, 2021 at 2:25 PM CST
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MOORHEAD, M.N. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: Moorhead Police say at 1:15 Friday afternoon, an 18-year-old man was shot in the abdomen in the 1900 block of 41th Ave. S. The shooting was reported as accidental.

Police say they found a small-caliber rifle at the home and the man was taken to Essentia Health by ambulance. Police also say before they got to the home, the person responsible for the shooting left. A perimeter was set up and a K9 search was done to try to track down the responsible person, but both were unsuccessful.

S.G. Reinertsen Elementary School was put into lockdown during the K-9 search as a precaution.

ORIGINAL: Moorhead Police confirm with Valley News Live they are currently investigating a shooting that happened near an elementary school.

Moorhead Police Captain Deric Swenson says the call for an accidental shooting came in around 1 p.m. in the 1900 block 41st Ave. S.

Swenson says one male had a gunshot wound to his lower body, and was transported to Essentia. At this time, his condition is unknown.

Swenson says the male responsible for the shooting left the scene before police got there. Police tried to track the person of interest with a K9, but were unsuccesful.

Due to the proximity to S.G. Reinertsen Elementary School, the building was put on lockdown for a short time, but Swenson says as of 2:15 p.m. the school has been released from the lockdown.

This is a developing story. We have a crew on scene. Stick with Valley News Live as we continue to learn more.

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