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Pair questioned as Fargo police investigate report of gunshot at Walmart

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Fargo police were dispatched to the Walmart by 52nd Avenue South Monday, July 17, 2017, after a report that a gunshot was fired.2 / 2

FARGO – A report of a gunshot Monday, July 17, at the Walmart in south Fargo led police to detain a man and woman for questioning, but they were not arrested.

Sgt. Travis Moser said officers were dispatched about 1:30 p.m. Monday to the Walmart by 52nd Avenue South after receiving a call from a driver who had reportedly been shot at in the store’s parking lot by someone with a shotgun.

Moser said officers did not find anybody with a gun at the store. Police also spoke to other shoppers about the incident, but none of them reported hearing a gunshot.

Police said there was no risk to the public. Walmart remained open and was not evacuated.

About 2:30 p.m., officers pulled over a green Chevy Tahoe in front of International Market Plaza, 1245 Main Ave. The Tahoe had a license plate number that reportedly matched the vehicle involved in the alleged shooting at Walmart, police said.

Moser said a Cass County Sheriff’s Office K9 was used to inspect the vehicle, but no weapons or illegal drugs were found. The two people in the vehicle were questioned and then released.

Moser said police “don’t even have a crime really” until the alleged victim who reported the gunfire gets back in touch with officers. “Without a victim, it’s pretty tough,” he said.

WDAY contributed to this report.

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