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Bismarck police investigate fatal shooting

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Bismarck police are investigating a late night shooting in an apartment complex parking lot that left a 39-year-old man dead.

Officers responded to the 200 block of East Arbor Avenue around 11:34 p.m. Tuesday for a report of gunshots in the area.

The caller told officers there was a deceased man in a car in the parking lot. When officers arrived, they found a man in a car, dead from an apparent gunshot wound, Lt. Luke Gardiner said in a news release.

Police identified the man as Christopher Sebastian of Bismarck.

Police did not provide information about a potential suspect or suspects. 

The death is the second fatal shooting in Bismarck in less than two weeks, and the third homicide in the Bismarck-Mandan area in recent weeks.

Bismarck police responded to a fatal shooting early Sept. 23 at the Motel 6 that killed Maurice Thunder Shield, 28, McLaughlin, South Dakota. A 16-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the death, which police have characterized as a homicide. Police referred to the shooting as a "targeted attack on another person."

On the evening of Sept. 23, Mandan police found the body of Kevin Grey Bull, 65, when responding to a report of an unresponsive man in the 1900 block of Third Street Southeast near the Fort Lincoln Trolley bridge. Police said Grey Bull was stabbed to death. Authorities haven't commented on whether they have identified any possible suspects. 


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