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Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 10:25 am

The Williams County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for a suspect who fled the county after allegedly shooting a man two times early Wednesday morning.

The sheriff’s office reported a 42-year old Idaho man was shot around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. Before officers arrived, the suspected shooter fled in a silver GMC Yukon Denali. The vehicle was found in Bismarck later Wednesday, but the suspect was not found.

Det. Caleb Fry said deputies responded after a witness to the shooting called 9-1-1 at 2:30 a.m., saying a man had been shot on 49th Street Northwest in the rural area of Williston in a makeshift RV park.

A witness reported the GMC at the scene, driven by a black male who is suspected to be the shooter. The sheriff’s office is unsure how the suspect and the victim knew one another, but they believe the shooting was the result of a prior altercation between the two men.

Sheriff’s office deputies have identified the suspect but have not located him as of Thursday morning.

Law enforcement is still investigating the case and charges for the suspect, should he be caught, are still pending.

The victim, who has not been identified, is reported to be in a stable condition and is expected to recover.

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