UPDATE: No suspects, but several questions loom in N. Fargo double homicide
FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: Investigators say they have no suspects in the double homicide of two men early Saturday morning in a north Fargo neighborhood.
27-year-old Kierre Davies and 28-year-old Jaquan Gatewood were found dead with gunshot wounds in the 1000 block of 15th St. N. on Nov. 19 shortly after 3 a.m. Police say the men were at a ‘gathering’ at the home at the time of the shooting and neither lived there. Gatewood and Davies were local opposing rappers, according to friends and family, but detectives say they don’t believe that played a role in the shooting.
“(We’re) extremely confident that everyone in this incident was familiar with everyone else. There’s no random person involved. From a public safety perspective, we don’t believe there’s any other danger to the community,” Fargo Police Chief David Zibolski said.
The shootings mark the city’s fourth and fifth homicides in 2022 so far.
“We’re still trying to work through the, ‘Why did this happen? Who’s responsible? What lead to this act of gun violence?’ Those questions, we don’t really have the answers to. And in order to maintain the integrity of the investigation, we can’t divulge what we have already learned,” Zibolski said.
Both men are undergoing an autopsy.
Investigators were unable to comment on how many people were inside the home at the ‘gathering,’ how many firearms were found, or if all of those firearms were legally owned and/or registered. Police did say both men were known to law enforcement prior to the shooting.
“I talked to him (Friday) night, just a couple of hours before everything happened. I’m just trying to figure out and we’re trying to figure out what’s going on, what happened,” Saanjai Lobley, a childhood friend of Davies said.
Davies’ family is trying to wrap their minds around what happened, too.
“I broke down and I got on my knees and I prayed, and I kept praying that it wasn’t him. I kept calling his phone and he wasn’t answering and it broke my heart.” said Doneisa Wilson, Davies’ cousin.
Police are still asking for help identifying all those who were at the home at the time of the shooting, as well as looking for any additional tips on the case. You can texti the word “Fargopd” with your tip to the number 847411, or call the tip line at 701-451-7660.
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