GRAND FORKS -- A juvenile was shot in Grand Forks early Sunday morning, July 19, but it appears to have been an accident, according to the Grand Forks Police Department.
The victim, a 16-year-old whose name was not released, did not appear to have life-threatening injuries as of midday Sunday, according to police.
The incident involved both of Greater Grand Forks' city police departments.
The Grand Forks Police Department responded to the incident around 3 a.m. Sunday. According to the department's police log, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of South Fifth Street. The entry for the Grand Forks Police Department's log simply says "shooting or person shot."
Although the incident occurred in Grand Forks, the victim of the shooting was found in East Grand Forks shortly after the incident, according to the East Grand Forks Police Department. Police there came across the victim by coincidence, according to police.
A report sent late Sunday morning from the Grand Forks Police Department said the East Grand Forks Police Department stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and discovered that an occupant in the vehicle had a gunshot injury to his shoulder.
The identity of the person who fired the gun is unknown at this time, according to Grand Forks police, "but they are believed to be acquainted with the victim. We do not believe there is any threat to the general public in relation to this incident."