Police: Two arrested after child is shot in West Fargo

Published: Mar. 23, 2021 at 5:44 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 23, 2021 at 1:59 PM CDT
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WEST FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - West Fargo Police say a child was shot in the head while inside his home Monday night. It happened at 7:00 p.m. in the area of 9th Street West and Parkway Drive.

Police say this is not connected to Sunday’s shooting in West Fargo, where another juvenile was shot inside his or her home. Neither of the children were the intended targets of the shootings, police say.

19-year-old CJ Jesse James Carruthers and a 17-year old, who police have not named, were arrested for reckless endangerment with a firearm, robbery, and discharge of a firearm within city limits.

Officers found them in the area and took them into custody. They also recovered the firearm they believed to have been used in Monday’s shooting.

West Fargo Police are looking for the owner of dark-colored vehicle that they believe was targeted. Dispatch audio describes the vehicle as a black Chevy Malibu with North Dakota plates.

West Fargo Police are asking anyone with information or surveillance video to call them at 701-433-5500.

Police say when they were last updated, the child is in stable condition.



Neighbors are telling Valley News Live a child was grazed by a bullet during a shooting in West Fargo on Monday night.

No one is in custody and police are not releasing a lot of information right now.

Police say the shooting happened around 7 Monday night in the area of 9th St. W. and Parkway Dr.

People were asked to shelter in place for a time right after the shooting happened.

The public is encouraged to stay out of the area until further notice.

Previous reporting on this shooting is below:

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