UPDATE On Casselton, ND Shooting: Suspect Released
Early Monday morning shooting resulted in a death and an arrest
Residents in Casselton, North Dakota woke up to the news that one of their own had fired a gun and killed another man in town. The reports were sketchy at first, with the only news being that a man had shot and killed someone, and then he called the police. That action resulted in an arrest.
More information was released as the day went on yesterday
According to Inforum "Cass County deputies responded to 15568 37th St. SE shortly before 2 a.m. on Monday for a gunshot report. That is near Club 94, a bar and grill just north of Interstate 94" The wounded man was rushed to the hospital in Fargo and died of his wound. Yesterday morning when the news first came out, police assured the community that they were safe.
Not enough evidence to keep the suspect behind bars
Inforum reported that Sheriff Jesse Jahner said "The man who fired the weapon was detained during the investigation but then was released without being charged" Casselton is a town about 20 miles east of Fargo, with a population of around 2,700 people. The crime rate out there is almost next to none, so when an incident happens like this it obviously rattles the residents.
There are no reports so far of a motive for the shooting
Club 94 had nothing to do with the shooting, the only possible theory is that the shooter had acted in self-defense, hence the reason why he called police directly after. No doubt more information will be released in the following days.
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