Mahnomen man charged with attempted murder

UPDATE: Court documents say a Mahnomen man has been charged with attempted murder, 2nd degree assault and reckless discharge of a dangerous weapon.

Court documents say on Sunday May 12th, they got reports of gun shots heard near the intersection of Monroe Avenue and Main Street in Mahnomen. Callers told police that there had been several shots made by a man wearing a red shirt.

Police say they found a man standing in the middle of the road near Railway Street and Monroe Avenue wearing a red shirt. Police say they saw a car with a shattered driver side door window parked on the North side of the street and a hand gun on the ground.

Police talked to the man, who was later identified as 22-year-old Chase Gagnon admitted to having consumed hallucinogenic mushrooms earlier in the day.

Several witnesses say Gagnon pointed a gun in their direction and started to fire.

ORIGINAL: A 22-year old Mahnomen man has been taken into custody after police say they found nearly a dozen bullet fragments in town.

Deputies with the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Department say it happened Sunday night around 8:20.

The department received reports of shots fired in the City. Chase Gagnon, 22, is suspected of firing around 11 rounds from a 9mm pistol in the area of Main Street and Monroe Avenue. Deputies say the rounds were fired in random directions and there’s no clear motive for the shooting.

Gagnon is believed to have been under the influence of an illegal substance at the time of the incident.

Bullet fragments were collected after going through a window of the United Valley bank, and there was evidence of bullets striking the pavement in several locations of the street nearby.

No one was injured in the incident and deputies say there's no risk to the public.