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Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, Published May 10 2012

Williston shooting sends man to hospital

WILLISTON, N.D. – Williston police are investigating a shooting that sent one man to the hospital with serious injuries Thursday.

Williston Police Chief Jim Lokken said a medical emergency was reported at 1:10 a.m. Thursday in the area of 900 E. Highland Drive.

The victim, an unidentified male, was airlifted to a hospital with gunshot wounds, Lokken said. Details of the victim’s injuries were not released, but as of late Thursday afternoon the man was alive, Lokken said.

No arrests had been made Thursday afternoon.

Lokken said the public is not in danger. He declined to elaborate or provide further details because he said it would jeopardize the investigation.

Williston police and Williams County deputies spent the entire day investigating, Lokken said.

Lokken did not specify where the shooting occurred, other than it was in the area of an apartment complex at 900 E. Highland Drive, which is near Williston State College.

Anne Wickersham, who lives in the apartment complex, said she didn’t know about the shooting until her husband left for work about 6 a.m. and called to tell her the police were outside.

Wickersham said she saw a blue car parked on the street near the apartments with the driver’s door open and a window broken out. Police had towed the vehicle by early afternoon, she said.

Wickersham, who is from Idaho, said some apartments are occupied by workers who are new to Williston and others are occupied by elderly, long-term residents.

Lokken said police expect to release more details on Friday.