A 23-year-old man fatally shot a 20-year-old man Wednesday night at a home in Otter Tail County and then shot and gravely wounded himself, authorities said Thursday.
The violence occurred shortly after 9:10 p.m. Wednesday along Hwy. 56, east of New York Mills, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The men’s identities have yet to be released, and there is no immediate word on what led to the bloodshed.
The initial report from the Sheriff’s Office said the 23-year-old had died, however, “he is still in critical condition and on life support,” read a statement late Thursday morning from the office.
According to the Sheriff’s Office:
A 21-year-old woman called 911 and reported shots being fired. Sheriff’s deputies and emergency medical personnel arrived and found the two men having been shot.
The 20-year-old died at the scene, and the 23-year-old was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Wadena and then flown to St. Cloud Hospital.
Witnesses at the scene said the 23-year-old killed the 20-year-old and then shot himself.
The sheriff’s office said the names of the men will be released Friday morning.
Paul Walsh and Joy Powell
Poll: Which Minnesota pro team has been the biggest disappointment this year?