Victim identified in Moorhead shootingMoorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - We are learning much more tonight about a shooting near MSUM's campus late this afternoon. The shooting sent an MSUM student to the hospital.
By: Kay Cooley, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - We are learning much more tonight about a shooting near MSUM's campus late this afternoon. The shooting sent an MSUM student to the hospital.
Authorities continue the search tonight for two other men believed involved in the shooting. WDAY has learned the victim is student Anthony Sands.
The former football player was sent to the hospital with at least two gunshot wounds, one to the arm another to the stomach. No word on his condition tonight.
I just spoke with Moorhead police, who are still on scene and say the suspects are still at large.
The victim, who we’ve identified as Anthony Sands, was shot around 3:40 this afternoon.
The shooting happened just blocks from MSUM's campus and not too far from Concordia. Both campuses sent out emails and text messages to warn students and give descriptions of the suspects.
Tonight residents living in this South Moorhead neighborhood are shaken.
Karl Keene, Lives Near Shooting: “We were home all afternoon and didn't see or hear anything so kinda freaky.”
Karl Keene lives right across the parking lot from 1107 17th Street south where he was shocked to see several Moorhead police cars parked, never expecting what came next.
Keene: "I wasn't sure if I wanted to check it out and I walked over and asked a few questions."
What he later found out, a shooting happened just before 4 this afternoon.
Lt. Tory Jacobson, Moorhead Police: "We do have a victim. Two male suspects fled."
Keene: "The fact that there were two armed, very unsettling. Who knows what's on their minds.”
When police arrived, they questioned several others on scene, some who were taken away in squad cars.
As for Keene, he says he thought his neighborhood was safe, but now he's not so certain.
Keene: "It's unexpected over there, nothing going on."
And he hopes everyone keeps their eyes opened for the suspects at large and watches out for their own safety.
Keene: "The police say be more alert, we sure will be.”
Again, police say they're looking for two black men, who fled in a black or blue Dodge Intrepid.
MSUM's warning said one man was wearing a blue puffy coat and carrying a silver handgun; the other suspect was wearing dark clothing and had a long gun.
We will continue to follow the latest on this developing story.