Man shot near campus, police searching for suspects

One man was shot this afternoon in the Romkey Park neighborhood south of campus.

At 3:45 p.m., police responded to reported gunfire in the 1100 block of 17th Street South. As officers arrived on the scene, Red River Dispatch Center received a call from an adult male who said he had been shot “in more than one location on his body,” according to a Moorhead Police Department news release.

The victim told dispatchers a friend was bringing him to a hospital. His medical status is unknown.

Within an hour of the shooting, police had surrounded the block with tape, while calm prevailed in the surrounding streets.

MSUM students were notified of the incident via text messages and online updates. In a message sent around 5 p.m., Public Safety sent an updated description indicating the two suspects drove away in a black or dark blue Dodge Intrepid. It described the first suspect as a black male with a blue “puffy” coat, a stocking cap and a silver handgun. The second suspect, the message said, is a male of an unknown race with a long gun.

Psychology junior Emily Steinle, whose brother lives a block from campus, called the shooting “kind of scary.”

“I told (my brother) to keep an eye out and be careful if you’re headed home,” she said.  


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