Man fires 11 shots from main street of Minnesota town

At least one shot went through a bank window.
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Residents of Mahnomen in northwest Minnesota were alarmed Sunday night when gunshots rang out outside businesses in the city's downtown area. 

According to the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office, deputies and White Earth police officers responded to a report of shots fired around 8:19 p.m. Sunday. Fortunately, the 22-year-old suspect was taken into custody without incident, and no one was injured in the blaze of gunfire. 

Authorities say the man fired 11 shots from a 9mm pistol in the area of Main Street and Monroe Avenue, which is near a United Valley Bank, SuperValu grocery store, flower shop, NAPA Auto Parts store and a local services center, among other businesses. 

"The rounds were fired in random directions and there is no clear motive for the shooting," the sheriff's release says. 

Bullet fragments were found after going through a bank window, and other bullets struck the pavement in "several locations" of the street. 

The suspect is believed to have been under the influence of an illegal substance when he fired the shots. 

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