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Police investigate shooting at south Fargo trailer park

Police say the shooter called 911 and confessed.

A detective brings evidence out of a home at the Countryside Trailer Court on Monday, July 4, 2022.
Matt Henson/WDAY
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FARGO — One man was arrested Monday, July 4, after a shooting at a home in south Fargo.

Just after 7 a.m. at the Countryside Trailer Court, Fargo police said, the 22-year-old homeowner, Kyle Lovaas, called 911 to say he shot someone.

"As they came up to the door, they told him, 'Police department. Come out with your hands up.' And he walked out with his hand up and was all bloody and stuff," neighbor Jeb Bonsall said.

A 24-year-old was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. His name has not been released.

Lovaas is being held on suspicion of attempted murder.


Neighbors said the men are friends.

"Like an hour before, they were outside. It seemed like they were kind of laughing and joking around with each other," Bonsall said.

Detectives spent more than 12 hours collecting evidence at the home. Lovaas has lived at the home for several years, according to neighbors. They said they saw the friend there a couple times this week.

Bonsall said he would talk with Lovaas several times a day, adding Lovaas never caused any problems. He said Lovaas always remained calm, even when mad. The only time he ever raised his voice was when he told his dog to sit.

"Just a laid-back, quiet guy, always willing to lend a hand if I needed it, moving stuff or helping each other out," Bonsall said.

Police are not saying what led up to the shooting.

"It's mystery for them to figure out, I guess," Bonsall said.

Matt Henson is an Emmy award-winning reporter/photographer/editor for WDAY. Prior to joining WDAY in 2019, Matt was the main anchor at WDAZ in Grand Forks for four years. He was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia and attended college at Lyndon State College in northern Vermont, where he was recognized twice nationally, including first place, by the National Academy for Arts and Science for television production. Matt enjoys being a voice for the little guy. He focuses on crimes and courts and investigative stories. Just as often, he shares tear-jerking stories and stories of accomplishment. Matt enjoys traveling to small towns across North Dakota and Minnesota to share their stories. He can be reached at mhenson@wday.com and at 610-639-9215. When he's not at work (rare) Matt resides in Moorhead and enjoys spending time with his daughter, golfing and attending Bison and Sioux games.
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