Police rush to downtown Fargo for reports of shots fired

Fargo, N.D. (Valley News Live)

Update 7:00

Police section off large portions of downtown Fargo when they respond to reports of shots fired

Fargo Police said they're hosting a press conference at 9 a.m. at their 25th Street North location regarding the call for shots fired in the downtown Fargo area.

Police say they do hope that by 7 a.m. the perimeter set up around 5th Street North and 2nd and 3rd Avenue will be open. Access for workers in the area has been granted on a case by case basis, Fargo Police posted to their Facebook.

If you need access to the area, speak to an officer on scene.

Valley News Live will live stream the 9 a.m. press conference on our Facebook page. A link to that page is in our related links section.

Update 5:27

The Fargo Police Department is holding a press conference later this morning in regards to the incident downtown.

Police say the scene is secure and that there is no active threat to the community at this time.

West Fargo Police and Moorhead Police are assisting.


Police rushed to downtown early Friday morning for reports of shots fired.

The original call came in around 4 a.m. to the area by the Radisson Hotel and the old police station.

As of 4:51 a.m., police had blocked off several streets in that area.

Scanner traffic indicates police were on scene when someone turned the gun on them self and fired. However, further scanner traffic has not commented further on that situation.

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