March 8, 2023

Law enforcement update on Feb. 14 shooting incident

Statement from the Watford City Police Department:

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023 ,at approximately 5 p.m., the Watford city Police Department began an investigation into a shooting that had occurred in the 500 block of 2nd St. NE. Over the course of the last two weeks during the investigation Juvenile and adult suspects were identified and it was discovered a second shooting had occurred on Feb. 14, also.
At approximately 4:09 p.m. the first shooting occurred at the roundabout at Wolf Den Parkway and Fox Hills Parkway S. During this incident at least one round was fired and struck a vehicle. The shot that was fired at this shooting would have been in the direction of the Watford City High School, Fox Hills Elementary School and Fox Hills Village.
At Approximately 4:59 p.m.  North Dakota State Radio dispatched the Watford City Police Department to the 500 block of 2nd St. NE for the report of a shooting. During this shooting three rounds were fired at a residence. No one was injured and no damages were done.
Charges related to the shooting have been filed against three juveniles. Further charges against adult suspects may come forth later. The names of all individuals involved will not be released due to Marsy’s Law and Juvenile information being protected.
We would like to reiterate that we believe there is no danger to the public and this all appears to be an isolated incident directly related to those involved. The Watford City Police Department is thankful that no one was injured in this incident and only property damage occurred.