FOSSTON, Minn. (WCCO) — A vehicle was struck by an apparent hunter’s bullet this weekend in northwestern Minnesota.

The Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 6:15 p.m. on Saturday that a vehicle had been struck on 120th Street East and County Road 3 near the town of Fosston.

According to authorities, the bullet entered the rear window of the Ford pickup and lodged in the door frame of the rear door.

Investigators located and interviewed several people in the area. One rifle was taken for evidence. Authorities said a bullet that was recovered from the vehicle matched the caliber of the rifle that was seized.

The gun and bullet were sent to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension crime lab for analysis.

Authorities said the shooting appears to be hunting related but they are still investigating the exact circumstances. After the investigation is complete, the case will head to the Mahnomen County Attorney’s Office for consideration of charges.

Comments (7)
  1. Realist says:

    Deers and cars look so similar it really is hard to tell the difference.

    1. Matt says:

      maybe it did look like a deer, remember the van from dumb and dumber? It looked like a dog

  2. tea bag says:

    aint gunz grate?

    1. DALE says:


    2. Bill says:

      :It’s not the gun tea bag or in your case loose nut. It’s the idiot holding it. Probably someone like you.

  3. Murph says:

    If it’s movin fast it must be a deer! Pow.. thunk…. shatter! Oh,oh!!! If it was a silent electric car..he just might be innocent!

    1. Bill says:

      If he fired that shot at or around 6-615 it was already to dark to be shooting.

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