2 dead in shooting at North Dakota Wal-Mart; airman reportedly involved


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Two people are dead following an overnight shooting at a North Dakota Wal-Mart.

Valley New Live reports police were called to the Grand Forks Wal-Mart on 32nd Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. Inside the store responders found multiple victims.

According to Forum News Service, police confirmed two people died and at least one person was injured. WDAZ says one person is in satisfactory condition at a nearby hospital.

A local airman was involved in the shooting, the Grand Forks Air Base confirmed, but it's not clear how at this point.

Officials identified the gunman, who is among the dead, as Marcell Willis, Forum News Service says. Police say he went into the store and shot two employees, before apparently turning the gun on himself.

WDAZ spoke with an eyewitness, who details what he saw in a video you can watch here.

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Forum News Service says SWAT teams began working the area around 3 a.m.

At this point, it's not clear whether the suspected shooter was killed during the incident, but authorities say they don't believe there is a danger to the public at this point.

The identities of the victims and extent of injuries have not been made public.

The Wal-Mart is just a few miles from the Minnesota border. It's also about 2 miles south of the University of North Dakota, which has nearly 15,000 enrolled students; one-third of those are from Minnesota.

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