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S. Moorhead homeowner shot at three times after man asks to come inside, police investigating

Published: Jul. 7, 2021 at 6:01 AM CDT
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MOORHEAD, MINN. (Valley News Live) - Police are investigating a report of shots fired in a neighborhood near a popular south Moorhead church.

The call came in around 4:45 Wednesday morning in the 400 block of 7th St. S. A window in the front of the home has a bullet hole and police picked up two shell casings in the street and took them for evidence.

Valley News Live spoke to the victim’s mother in this morning’s incident who says what happened was a random attack.

The woman says her daughter was letting her dogs out in the backyard this morning when a man approached her from the sidewalk and asked if he could come inside. The woman says her daughter told the man ‘no,’ hurried inside and locked her doors. The victim’s mother says the victim then went to the front of the home to make sure her blinds were shut and to see if the man left. The woman says that’s when three shots rang out. Thankfully, the victim was not hit by any of the bullets, however her mother says shards of glass from the shattered window did hit the victim’s shoulder, but she did not need medical attention.

As of this publication, it’s unclear if a suspect has been identified or arrested.

Police say the suspect is a black male, between 5′6″ and 6′ tall, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood up.

Stay with Valley News Live as we continue to cover this breaking story.

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