Datelines: Region Man Arrested In Girl’s Shooting— (Grand Forks Herald)

SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants and alcohol shoots 13-yr-old girl, later found unconscious, taken to hospital and charged.

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Grand Forks Herald (ND)

Tuesday, November 19, 1991

Author: Herald wire reports

A 26-year-old man is expected to be charged with attempted murder today in connection with the shooting of a 13-year-old girl, authorities said.

The girl was shot in the right forearm late Sunday afternoon with a .22-caliber rifle, police said.  The shooting occurred outside an auditorium where the girl had been rollerskating.

The girl was taken to a Fargo hospital in satisfactory condition.

Police later found Cary Vasgerau of Page unconscious in a tree.  He was arrested and taken to a local hospital.

Police said Vasgerau had been drinking heavily and was on medication for depression.

Authorities have not released a motive in the shooting, but said Vesgarau and the victim knew each other and had apparently argued before.

Record Number: 9101220197
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