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Police release identities of two shot in Grand Forks apartment

The two people involved in a fatal shooting Thursday in Grand Forks were mother and son, police say.

Officers responded about 11:30 a.m. to a home on the 2500 block of Seventh Avenue South after a report of a gun discharge in an apartment. Once there, police found an injured woman and a deceased man, both whom appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds.

A Friday police news release stated that the man was Kevin Nelson, 55. The injured woman is his mother, Carole Glomstad, 72, who was transported to Altru Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries after being “inadvertently struck” by a bullet or fragment.

Police announced early on after the shooting that there was no indication of ongoing threat to the general public. Grand Forks Police Lt. Brett Johnson said Friday that investigators believe only one round was fired at the home.

The investigation of the case remains open, Johnson said, with police still conducting interviews in the neighborhood while gathering electronic records and other evidence. Police are also investigating a separate shooting incident reported a few hours earlier Thursday morning in the vicinity of the home where Nelson and Glomstad were found.

The Friday release stated the early investigation suggests “several rounds were fired outside” resulting in a call to police about 7:40 a.m. Johnson said officers later found spent shell casings to back that up.

“We’re still trying to figure out who was responsible for that early morning incident, whether or not they were directly related,” Johnson said.

Police are still seeking information and encouraged the public to contact them at (701) 787-8000 or through the department website or Facebook page.

Andrew Haffner

Andrew Haffner covers higher education and general assignment stories for the Grand Forks Herald. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he studied journalism, political science and international studies. He previously worked at the Dickinson Press.

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