UPDATE: Grand Forks Police Identify Suspect in Walmart Shooting

Police have identified 21-year-old Marcell Willis, an active member of the Grand Forks Air Force Base as the suspect in the Tuesday morning shooting at Walmart.

Police confirm Willis died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting two Walmart employees, killing one and injuring the other.

Willis also shot towards another employee but missed.

Police say at this time they are not aware of any connection Willis had with the employees but are still in the early stages of the investigation.

If you have any information, you are encouraged to contact the Grand Forks Police Department at investigate@grandforksgov.com or text an anonymous tip to 847411 (“TIP411”) with the subject of “Tipster”.

KVRR reporter Erin Lisch is on the scene and will be updating you as the investigation continues.

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Police were called to Walmart at 2551 32nd Ave. S.  just after 1 a.m. Tuesday.  

Officers found multiple shooting victims who were taken to Altru hospital.

The police department confirms there are two deaths as a direct result of this incident.

The Air Force issued a press release saying a Grand Forks Air Force Base airman was involved.

The release did not specify if the airman was the shooter or a victim.

Police say this is an active and ongoing investigation.

They don’t believe there is any further public safety risk at this time.

Altru Health System currently has one patient who survived the shooting. The patient is in satisfactory condition.

All names are being withheld pending family notification.

We have a crew on scene and will keep you updated throughout the day.