WILLMAR — Multiple officers responded to a report of a shooting around 8:09 p.m. Tuesday on the 700 block of Fourth Street Southeast. No suspect is in custody.
No injuries were reported and police believe the shooting was targeted at a specific person or residence and by people who were familiar with each other.
According to a news release from the Willmar Police Department, officers found several spent bullet casings along with two bullet holes in a residence on the 600 block of Fourth Street Southeast.
"While interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence, Willmar police also learned that a suspect vehicle had been followed out of the area by a relative of one of the residents. They learned that while following the suspect vehicle, described as a dark-colored passenger car, an occupant appeared to fire a gun out of the window in the area of (Ninth Street and Augusta Avenue Southeast) and they discontinued following the vehicle shortly after," reads part of the release.
Willmar police received additional calls regarding gunshots in that area during the incident that coincided with that second shooting report.
According to law enforcement records, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop around 8:44 p.m. of a vehicle that was possibly involved, according to a witness.
The driver of that vehicle, an 18-year-old man, was arrested on felony drug charges and the vehicle was towed for forfeiture.
Law enforcement also stopped a vehicle around 8:20 p.m. that was leaving the area of one of the shootings, but it was determined not to be involved.
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the incident.
The investigation is ongoing and law enforcement is asking anyone with information or video from home video systems to contact police at 320-235-2244, via email at email@example.com or through CrimeStoppers at www.crimestoppersmn.org.
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