Police seek motive in shooting on Minnesota reservation

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CLOQUET, Minn. (AP) – Authorities are looking for a motive in a shooting that wounded a man attending a funeral on an American Indian reservation in northern Minnesota.

Police say the 45-year-old Minneapolis man was shot in the head during the funeral Friday on the Fond du Lac Band reservation. The man was released from a hospital that night.

A 28-year-old man, also from Minneapolis, was arrested. Police say funeral-goers restrained the suspect before police took him into custody.

Police say the suspect and the victim apparently knew each other. A rifle was recovered.

The shooting happened in a Head Start building gymnasium. The shooting prompted a lockdown at tribal offices and a school.

The band is offering spiritual healing and emotional health support at Fond du Lac Ojibwe School this weekend.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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