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No injuries reported after rifle discharged in Grand Forks business

The police department said it responds to several of these calls per year and “would like to remind people to properly check or handle any firearm in a safe manner.”

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GRAND FORKS — No one was injured after a rifle was discharged in a Grand Forks business on Wednesday evening, May 18.

Grand Forks police were dispatched around 5:30 p.m. to the Grand Cities Mall for a reported gunshot. Officers made contact with an employee of Brothers Firearms in the mall. Michael Hale told officers he was showing a rifle to a customer when the round was discharged. The bullet went through the store, across the hallway and entered another business.

No one was injured in the incident. Hale was cited for discharge of a firearm within city limits.

The police department said it responds to several of these calls per year and “would like to remind people to properly check or handle any firearm in a safe manner.”

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