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1 dead in Bemidji double shooting; 'violent and dangerous' 18-year-old suspect flees

The 18-year-old suspect was last seen wearing a red sweatshirt.

Police are searching for an 18-year-old man suspected of shooting two people, killing one in Bemidji on Monday. 

Bemidji Police Department responded to Sanford Hospital in Bemidji at 10:26 p.m. Monday on a report of a 17-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound. Minutes later, Beltrami County dispatch reported that a man had been shot outside a residence in the 1100 block of Minnesota Ave. 

Police and deputies responded and found a 20-year-old victim dead at the scene. 

Investigators have identified 18-year-old Antonio Vincente Parkhurst, of Bemidji, as the suspect, saying Parkhurst "fled the area on foot with a handgun." 

"Mr. Parkhurst is considered violent and dangerous; do not approach him or try to apprehend him. Call the Bemidji Police immediately," Bemidji PD said in a release.

Parkhurst is described as a Native American with short black hair, brown eyes, slender build and was last seen wearing a red sweatshirt. 

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call 218-333-9111 or report it anonymously online via Crime Stoppers or by phone at 1-800-222-8477. 

"The Bemidji Police Department encourages you to submit information to Crime Stoppers so you are free of retribution and remain safe while ‘doing the right thing’," Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin said. 

The 20-year-old victim's identity has not been released and the condition of the 17-year-old gunshot victim is unknown. 

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