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Published November 07, 2011, 09:51 PM

Authorities investigating report of deer shot in Moorhead city limits

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - The first few days of deer season in Minnesota have been rough. Already two hunters have died from falling out of deer stands. Now Moorhead police are investigating a report of a deer being shot within city limits.

The first few days of deer season in Minnesota have been rough. Already two hunters have died from falling out of deer stands. Now Moorhead police are investigating a report of a deer being shot within city limits.

Moorhead Police are searching for two men who witnesses say shot a deer here, at the 700 block of 15th Avenue North. It's an incident police are calling rare in these areas, and now they're asking for the public's help.

Lt. Tory Jacobson – Moorhead Police: “It's very uncommon; usually people behave themselves and understand the rules.”

The Moorhead police say witnesses fishing on the Fargo side of the river saw two hunters shoot the deer with a rifle, shortly after nine Sunday Morning. They took off and returned 30 minutes later in a newer dark blue small SUV-style vehicle missing the driver's side front hub cap. Lt. Jacobson says people need to have more common sense.

Lt. Tory Jacobson: “You just can't be shooting inside of city limits. It's dangerous and we're just thankful nobody got hurt.”

The two men are described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 200 pounds, in their mid twenties. One was wearing orange, and the other red.

Sheriff Bill Bergquist – Clay County: “I think it might be the calm before the storm, I haven't heard a lot of people getting anything, so I'm hoping people don't get desperate and dumb next weekend.”

If you have any information about the shooting within city limits, you are asked to call the Moorhead Police Department at 218-299-5103.

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