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Shots fired in Kiester

By Staff | Jun 14, 2010

Mike Gormley

The usually quiet town of Kiester was the site of gunfire being heard in the middle of the night, according to information from the Faribault County Sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office received numerous calls reporting the gunshots, at approximately 1 a.m. on Sunday morning, June 6.

No injuries or damage was reported.

According to the report, the gunfire was heard coming from the 100 block of South Sixth Street, near the former elementary school in Kiester.

Sheriff Mike Gormley told the Register last Wednesday that no arrests have been made, but that the investigation is continuing and he expects a warrant to be issued for the shooter soon.

Gormley says sheriff’s deputies took statements from many witnesses after they arrived at the scene that morning. The officers also recovered a small caliber semi-automatic handgun from the location on Sixth Street.

“At least four or five shots were reported to have been heard by the witnesses,” Gormley says. “But, we were happy to learn no one had been killed.”

Assisting in the investigation were the Wells and Blue Earth police departments.

Gormley says the incident continues to be investigated by the Faribault County Sheriff’s office.