Drive-by shooting in Cass County results in three arrests

At 5:57 am on Sunday morning, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and Leech Lake Tribal Police Department received 911 calls about an incident in the area of 164th St NW in Pike Bay Township, rural Cass Lake, MN.

The calls reported weapon fire and a drive-by shooting at a residence, with one person possibly shot.

Deputies and Officers from the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department responded to the scene and began the investigation. The investigation indicated that two residences had been hit by weapon fire. An adult male victim was taken to Cass Lake Indian Health Services for treatment of a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

While Officers were at the residence, Cass County Dispatch received additional 911 calls reporting weapon fire and a possible shooting incident at a multi-unit housing facility in the City of Cass Lake.

Through the investigation and the caller’s information, a suspect vehicle was identified. The vehicle was located leaving the area, and a short pursuit ensued.

The vehicle left the roadway on Morning Star Ln NW and came to a stop. Three occupants fled from the vehicle. With the assistance of a Beltrami County K9 Unit, two adult males and a juvenile male were taken into custody. Firearms were recovered.

At the second reported shooting incident, the investigation indicates that no shots were fired. Entry was attempted on a housing using, causing property damage.

Cass County Sheriff Bryan Welk reports that due to multiple agencies quickly responding and working together, a successful and safe outcome was achieved. There is no threat to public safety at this time.

Leech Lake Tribal Police Department, Leech Lake Department of Natural Resources, Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office, and the Minnesota State Patrol assisted on the scene and are assisting with the ongoing investigation.

Formal charges are pending on the three males that were taken into custody. No additional information is available at this time.