BEMIDJI (KFGO-AM) -- A girl is hospitalized and a man is in custody following a shooting last near Bemidji.
The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a 17-year old girl who reported she was shot several times while standing on the deck of her home. Deputies found the injured girl and provided first aid until paramedics arrived. She was taken to the Bemidji hospital, stablized, and then airlifted to Duluth.
Deputies, Bemidji Police and State Troopers canvassed the area, searching for the suspect. Chad Pickering, 40, a neighbor, was arrested on an attempted murder charge.