The Free Press, Mankato, MN

State, national news

June 20, 2014

SWAT team called to Red Lake shooting

RED LAKE — A SWAT team and other law enforcement officials have responded to a report of shots fired at the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota.

The Beltrami County sheriff's office says it received a request for assistance Friday about 6:30 a.m. from the Red Lake police department. Both agencies declined to comment further.

FBI spokesman Kyle Loven (LOH'-ven) said law enforcement action was still ongoing early Friday afternoon. He says the incident began with shots fired, but he declined to elaborate.

A message left with Red Lake Chairman Darrell G. Seki (SEE'-kee) Sr. was not immediately returned.

In 2005, 10 people were killed on the reservation when a 16-year-old killed his grandfather and grandfather's companion, along with seven others at Red Lake High School, before taking his own life.

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