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Man shot with flare gun following argument at a Willmar business

WILLMAR - A man was shot with a flare gun late Wednesday night after arguing with another man in a Willmar business. The victim was not injured and the suspect - who fled the scene - has not been located Police were notified at 11:45 p.m. that an...

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WILLMAR – A man was shot with a flare gun late Wednesday night after arguing with another man in a Willmar business.

The victim was not injured and the suspect – who fled the scene – has not been located

Police were notified at 11:45 p.m. that an assault had taken place at a business in the 400 block of First Street South.

Officers learned that a verbal argument had taken place between two customers inside the store and that both were asked to leave by store employees.

According to a news release issued by Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt, as the men exited the store one man pulled an orange flare launching pistol from his clothing, shot it at the other person and then ran from the scene.

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The initial investigation shows that the two men knew each other and that the victim did not suffer any injuries.

The suspect has been identified but his whereabouts are unknown at this time.

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

Related Topics: CRIMEPOLICE
Carolyn Lange is a features writer at the West Central Tribune. She can be reached at clange@wctrib.com or 320-894-9750
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