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Bismarck police investigating fatal shooting at motel

Officers say a 28-year-old was fatally shot in the chest.

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BISMARCK — A man has been killed at a motel in Bismarck, police said Friday, Sept. 23.

Officers responded around 12:40 a.m. Friday to the Motel 6 at 2433 State St. for a report of a man shot in the chest, the Bismarck Police Department said in a Facebook post. Investigators are treating the death as a murder, the statement said.

Police did not identify the 28-year-old who died from a gunshot wound. Few details were released about what happened, a motive or a possible suspect.

Officers said they believe the victim was the target of another person, adding the public is not in danger.

April Baumgarten joined The Forum in February 2019 as an investigative reporter. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, N.D., where her family raises Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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