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Neighbors react to double shooting in Fargo



Fargo, North Dakota – Neighbors in the neighborhood where it occurred near NDSU are discussing the heartbreaking scene as the investigation into the gunshot deaths of two Fargo men continues.

“I’m not surprised but kind of scared at the same time from it,” said one neighbor who talked with WDAY Radio. “We’ll definitely make sure we keep our doors locked for sure.”

The same neighbor, who wished to remain unnamed, noted that this kind of criminal activity is not unusual in the neighborhood, which is close to the 1000 block of 15th Street North.

“We’ve had our grill stolen right from our backyard with our propane tank and I don’t know if it was homeless people or people just trying to get in your house. I also know at the apartments across the street here there was a shooting two years ago, so I know this neighborhood is not the greatest.”

Another neighbor we spoke to described some of what he overheard during the early Saturday morning hours when shooting claimed the lives of Kierre Davies, 27, and Jaquan Gatewood, 28.

“I heard three shots over there, and I firmly believe it was gunshots,” said the neighbor who had mentioned he also talked with Fargo Police. “It’s a rental place as far as I know. I just could tell it was bad.”

As of late Monday morning, Fargo Police had not made any progress toward identifying any potential suspects or classifying the incident as a double homicide. Gatewood and Davies, who both had prior run-ins with the authorities, are awaiting the results of their autopsies.

Regarding the neighborhood’s future, it appears that residents don’t live in constant terror of a potential culprit still at large and aren’t shocked that they escaped and that something similar occurred in Fargo once more.

“It’s crappy to say, but Fargo‘s kind of known for shootings recently so it’s not really a surprise. And at 3:15 in the morning I’m not surprised they got away, it’s winter and there are a lot of places to hide.”

The event is still under investigation by FPD. Please call them as soon as possible at (701) 235-4493 if you have any information on the alleged double shooting.