On May 18, 2022, around 5:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Grand Cities Mall for a report of a gunshot. Contact was made with an employee of Brothers Firearms in the mall. Michael Hale told officers that he was showing a rifle to a customer when the round was discharged. The bullet went through their store across the hallway and entered another business.
Nobody was injured as a result of the incident. Hale was cited for Discharge of a Firearm within City Limits.
The Grand Forks Police Department responds to several of these calls per year and would like to remind people to properly check or handle any firearm in a safe manner.