Man killed, woman injured by gunshots in Williston

2014-03-29T23:21:00Z 2014-03-31T12:08:05Z Man killed, woman injured by gunshots in WillistonThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 29, 2014 11:21 pm  • 

WILLISTON, N.D. -- Authorities in Williston say everything is "under control" after two shootings near the city's downtown Saturday afternoon.

The Williston Police Department said in a statement that officers responded to a call reporting shots fired around noon. A woman was treated at the scene for three nonfatal gunshot wounds and was moved to a medical facility.

The statement added that officers later "were guided" to a nearby residence where they heard one gunshot. Inside they found a male who had sustained a fatal gunshot wound.

The statement did not elaborate further.

Officials wouldn't say whether the two shootings were connected or whether a suspect was in custody.

Two streets near the city's downtown were blocked off by authorities investigating the incidents.

On Saturday afternoon, investigators were combing through a front lawn with a metal detector at the scene of the first incident where the woman was injured. At the second crime scene, a residence was taped off.

"Everything is safe and under control," Police Detective Dave Peterson told The Associated Press.

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