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2 found dead in Wahpeton residence after woman calls for help

Authorities heard gunshot before entering northside residence

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WAHPETON, N.D. — Officers from the Wahpeton Police Department and the Richland County Sheriff's Office responded to an early morning incident Friday, June 4, in which a man and a woman were found deceased.

According to a statement released by Wahpeton Police Chief Scott Thorsteinson, officers responded to a residence on the north side of Wahpeton about 2:30 a.m. Friday after a woman reported being threatened by a man with a firearm.

After arriving on the scene, officers attempted to make contact with occupants of the home when they heard a gunshot from inside the residence.

Additional attempts to contact the occupants were unsuccessful, and the Southern Valley Special Response Team was brought in.

The team entered the residence and found an adult female and an adult male deceased from apparent gunshot wounds, Thorsteinson said in the statement.


No additional information was available Friday morning.

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