Killer on the run after deadly Moorhead shooting

It happened around 8 p.m in the parking lot of an apartment at the intersection of 18th Street South and 30th Avenue South.

Moorhead police investigating homicide
BCA agents walked through the parking lot of the apartment complex looking for clues.

"It's scary. I'll tell you that, honestly," said Chris Kirschenman.

He heard the shots as he was helping his fiancé clean her apartment by the Casey's on 30th Avenue South.

"All of a sudden I heard what sounded like fireworks," he explained..


He then went to the gas station to meet someone and noticed all the police activity. He learned someone had been shot and killed.

"I was quite a bit scared, I immediately went back to the apartment and said this is not good and we pretty much shut all the doors and locked up everything and decided we are going to stay inside here because we did not know what was going to happen next," said Kirschenman

BCA agents spent the night going through the large crime scene. It appears the shooting happened in the parking lot of an apartment building on 18th Street. However, the unidentified adult victim was found at the intersection of 17th and 30th. A bystander helped the person until EMTs arrived. However, the person died there at the intersection.

The shooter remains on the run.

"I hope they catch him though because that is scary out here having someone on the run like that," said Kirschenman.

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 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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