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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

This is the records summary for Oct. 31.

Man shoots self Sunday in park in Kerkhoven

KERKHOVEN -- A 21-year-old Willmar man was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis for treatment of a self-inflicted gunshot wound that happened Sunday evening in a Kerkhoven park.

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According to a news release from Swift County Sheriff John Holtz, Jordan Pierce shot himself in the chest with a 20-gauge shotgun with the second of two rounds fired that evening. Law enforcement and emergency medical crews were called to the park located near 14th Street North and Idaho Avenue around 9:25 p.m. Sunday.

Pierce was conscious and able to speak to officers when they arrived and located him in the park. He admitted to causing the self-inflicted wound. He was transported by Kerkhoven Ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar before being taken by helicopter to HCMC for further care.

The case is under review by the Sheriff's Office and the results of the investigation will be forwarded to the Swift County Attorney's Office for review.

Also responding were the Benson Police Department and Willmar Ambulance Service paramedics.

Pedestrian to hospital after struck by vehicle

WILLMAR -- A 35-year-old Willmar man was taken by ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital after he was struck by a vehicle around 6:40 a.m. Tuesday along the 1600 block of Seventh Street Southwest.

According to the Willmar Police Department, Jacob White was struck by a 1998 Chevy Malibu driven by Reggie Ledeboer, 25, of Pennock.

Fraud

RAYMOND -- A case of credit card fraud was reported around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday along the 3700 block of 75th Street Southwest.

Theft

RAYMOND -- The theft of two firearms was reported around 5 p.m. Monday along Third Avenue North.

Burglary

WILLMAR -- A home burglary was reported around 8:45 p.m. Monday along the 1100 block of Campbell Avenue Northwest.

Property damage

WILLMAR -- Damage to a home was reported around 4:45 p.m. Monday along the 600 block of Seventh Street Southwest.

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