UPDATED: Shots Fired in South Fargo, Mayor claims three officers and suspect seriously wounded

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(Update: 09:00 p.m.) -- Dozens of members from local law enforcement entities are gathering outside Sanford Health in support of officers that were shot in the line of duty Friday afternoon.

Members of the Fargo Police Department, Cass County Sheriff's Office, The North Dakota Highway Patrol, and several other agencies are gathering on the grounds of the hospital in respect to three officers who were hit by gunfire. The condition of the officers is unknown at this time.

WDAY Radio is continuing to follow this story. 


(Update: 6:50 p.m) -- The Fargo Police Department is giving an update to the critical incident.

Authorities say an ongoing investigation will continue throughout the night in the 2800 block of 23rd Avenue South. The Fargo Police Department says investigations will take place in that area, local residents have been notified, and they have been asked to leave the area for the night if possible. 

The Department is asking residents to stay clear of the scene. 


(Update: 4:55 p.m.) -- The Fargo Police Department is asking the public to stay away from a "critical incident" located near Big Top Bingo, and Fargo's Mayor says three police officers are critically injured.

Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says three police officers were shot at the seriously wounded. The suspect was also shot and seriously wounded. 

The Fargo Police Department says there is no known threat to the public at this time. They ask for patience as more information becomes available at this time. 

WDAY Radio reporters are on the scene at this time. Stay with us as more details become available.


FARGO (WDAY) - A large police presence is on scene in South Fargo near the area of 25th St S and 9th Ave. with reports of shots fired.

We've received multiple unconfirmed reports that it may be an officer involved shooting. Additionally, we have received multiple reports that officers have been hit by gunfire, but this has not been confirmed by official sources.

The Fargo Police Department made a statement on their facebook page, stating they are responding to a critical incident in the area, and are are asking for individuals to stay clear. WDAY Radio is hearing multiple area agencies are on the scene. 

WDAY Radio reporters on the scene say there were multiple witnesses who claim to have saw a person on the ground being given first aid. 

Calls to emergency lines began coming in around 3 p.m. with response from Fargo Police, North Dakota Highway Patrol, Fargo Fire and a number of ambulances.

Residents are asked to avoid the area.

This is an ongoing situation - stay with WDAY Radio News as we learn more.

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