Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office investigating after rural Albert Lea residence is struck by gunfire Monday evening

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a rural Albert Lea residence was struck by gunfire Monday evening.

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched at 6:36 p.m. Monday evening to a report of a weapons violation at 17873 690th Avenue.  It was believed someone had fired gunshots at the residence, and Sheriff’s Deputies stated that when they arrived on the scene, there were no vehicles or individuals outside of the residence.

As deputies approached the residence, they stated that there were numerous bullet holes located above the living room window and bullet holes in the living room window on the east side of the residence. They added that there was also a bullet hole located on a window on the northeast side. Deputies spoke with the two victims that were located in the residence during the shooting, and they were found to be uninjured.  Deputies stated that the victims did not have a description of a vehicle or the individual or individuals responsible.  

The Sheriff’s Office stated that this is an active investigation, and they added that no arrests have been made at this time.  They indicated that the shooting was an isolated incident, and they added that there is no threat to the community.

Anyone with information concerning the incident is asked to please contact the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office at 507-377-5200 option 5.  Lieutenant Whitney Wachholz with the Sheriff’s Office stated in a news release that more information will be released when it is available.