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UPDATE: Several detained for questioning after shooting in Moorhead

Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 9:46 AM CST
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MOORHEAD, Minn. (Valley News Live) - Neighbors are on edge tonight after a gun was fired inside a Moorhead apartment building earlier this morning.

Police say the shot rang out just before 9 a.m. Thursday in the 1800 block of 30th Ave. S., where several people were eventually taken in for questioning. So far, no formal arrests have been made.

“I don’t feel safe. I haven’t felt safe,” Jackie Nadeau said.

Nadeau says she has lived in the neighborhood for a few years now, but she says safety has taken a serious nosedive just within the last few months

“The last shooting that took place was right outside my building four months or so ago,” she said.

Moorhead Police say they believe the shots were fired in an apartment on 20th St. S., but say those involved then ran across the parking lot to Griffin Courts on 18th St. S., and hid out in a unit until police eventually found them and took them into custody.

“We have a victim who we believe was shot at, so that will be our victim, but we have no injuries from that shot that we believe at this time,” Moorhead Police Captain Deric Swenson said.

“I didn’t realize that this was going on in my neighborhood. I didn’t really do a lot of checking before I moved in here a few years ago,” Nadeau said. “I don’t feel safe and I don’t know what’s going on.”

Nadeau says today’s incident is ironic as she just re-signed her lease yesterday, which she says she’s now thinking may have been the wrong decision.

“I think I should consider relocating. I don’t like living here anymore,” she said.

Today’s incident happened just feet from where a local taxi cab driver was gunned down and killed in an attempted robbery late last spring.

Both 19-year-old Willie Sparkman Jr. and 18-year-old Kristy Thi Vo are booked in the Clay County Jail on attempted robbery and murder charges in the death of 24-year-old Abdullahi Abdullahi. Both have yet to be convicted.

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