Grand Forks police responded to an early morning report of a gun being fired downtown and later determined that a person who claimed to have been injured did not have wounds consistent with a gunshot.
According to a release sent to the Grand Forks Herald the morning of Sunday, Oct. 11, police were notified at approximately 2:25 a.m. of a report of a firearm being discharged at a downtown parking ramp, located at 413 First Avenue. The ramp was closed as officers investigated.
Soon thereafter, at 2:39 a.m., the Grand Forks Police Department was notified that a person claiming to have been a victim in the incident was at Altru Hospital's emergency room.
However, according to the GFPD release, "it was later found that the victim had no injuries consistent with a gunshot wound."
A vehicle was located at Altru that contained a weapon that is believed to have been used at the earlier scene. Although the GFPD released no names, its release to the media said "all parties involved with incident are believed to have been identified and there is no danger to the public."
Police ask that anyone with information on the incident call 701-787-8000 or submit a tip through the department's Facebook page or website. Also, tips can be submitted through the Tip411 app.