Juvenile seriously wounded in Ridgeway shooting

Bemidji Police officers are looking for a suspect involved in a shooting last night on the 2800 block of Ridgeway Avenue.

Police Captain David LaZella says officers responded around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, on report of several gunshots inside the building at 2830 Ridgeway Avenue.

Sanford Bemidji notified police that a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound had been brought to the facility by a private party.

The juvenile was unable to provide a description of the suspect.

The boy was flown to a Fargo trauma center where he remains in serious condition.

LaZella says there does not appear to be any threat to the public.

Bemidji Police Detectives continue to work with witnesses and property owners to identify suspects. Anyone with information can contact the Bemidji Police Department at (218)333-9111.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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