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Published September 01 2011

Man, woman identified in Hankinson shooting

HANKINSON, N.D. – The Richland County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of two people who were hospitalized Tuesday after a shooting at an a apartment complex near Dakota Magic Casino.

The sheriff’s office was called to the Dakota Nations Housing Development, about a half-mile east of the casino, at about 7:45 a.m.

Anthony Hayes, 29, who lives in the apartment complex, and Kari Dumarce, 28, of Sisseton, S.D., were initially taken to a Sisseton hospital with gunshot wounds, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Hayes was later taken by air ambulance to Fargo with a gunshot wound to his hand.

Dumarce was later transported to a Watertown, S.D., hospital and then to a Sioux Falls, S.D., hospital with a gunshot wound to her abdomen.

Hayes told authorities he was unloading a handgun when it accidentally went off, with a bullet striking his hand before hitting Dumarce in the abdomen.

The investigation is continuing, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.