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Law enforcement search for suspects in North Brainerd shooting

Law enforcement cordoned off a residential area of north Brainerd and are searching for two suspects in a double shooting Sunday. Two people were reported injured in the shooting on the 800 block of Juniper Street, but conditions of the shooting ...

Brainerd Police officers investigate the apparent shooting of two people at 812 Juniper Street that were later transported to Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd Sunday night. Officers were searching for an armed individual on the north side of Brainerd near Evergreen Cemetery. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Brainerd Police officers investigate the apparent shooting of two people Sunday night at a residence at 812 Juniper St. that were later transported to Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center Sunday. Officers were searching for an armed individual on the north side of Brainerd near Evergreen Cemetery. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls

Law enforcement cordoned off a residential area of north Brainerd and are searching for two suspects in a double shooting Sunday.

Two people were reported injured in the shooting on the 800 block of Juniper Street, but conditions of the shooting victims wasn't available Sunday night. A source told the Dispatch the victims were a male and female with one airlifted and the condition of the other unknown.

Brainerd Police Department officers, Crow Wing County Sheriff's deputies and members of the tactical team were involved in the search for the suspects.

Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl said he was informed of the shooting and the tactical team was called out along with all the deputies on the night shift. In addition, other deputies were called in to cover the road patrols. Deputies were assisting in the search for the shooting suspects. Law enforcement officers were working to establish a perimeter.

About 6:05 p.m., Bob and Kim Perkins of Crosslake observed several law enforcement vehicles parked at Juniper and North Ninth streets near St. Francis Catholic Church.

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A sheriff's deputy, who was armed with a rifle, approached their vehicle, shined his flashlight in the back seat and asked if they were from the area. The deputy said there was an active suspect search in the area and he could not provide any more information. He asked the Perkins to leave.

As they proceeded down North 10th Street, flashing lights were visible on North Ninth Street as far as Fir Street. Near the intersection of Evergreen and Northeast First avenues, a law enforcement vehicle was parked with spotlights shining south into the field and into every passing vehicle. Later, officers with flashlights could be seen at Evergreen Cemetery.

Further information is expected to be released later Sunday. Updates will be posted to www.brainerddispatch.com when they are available.

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Police have arrested both suspects believed to be involved in the shooting of a woman and a man Sunday night at a house on the 800 block of Juniper Street. Read more on BrainerdDispatch.com - Click Here .
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