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No injuries after reports of possible gunshots early Tuesday morning in southeast Willmar

No one was injured early Tuesday after Willmar police received reports of possible gunshots in the 300 block of Lakeland Drive Southeast. Police interviewed witnesses and collected several shell casings at the scene. The case remains under investigation.

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WILLMAR — No one was injured after police received reports of gunshots overnight in the 300 block of Lakeland Drive Southeast, according to a news release from the Willmar Police Department.

The report came in around 1:42 a.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of Lakeland Drive Southeast. Upon arrival, police spoke with a few witnesses and located several spent shell casings and bullet holes in the window of a residence. No one was injured, according to the release from Capt. Michael Anderson.

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The case is still under investigation. The Willmar Police Department was assisted by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office.

Police are asking anyone with information related to the case to call the investigative unit at 320-235-2244 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at www.crimestoppersmn.org .

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