Two men dead following shooting outside Bismarck bar

(BISMARCK) – Two people are dead after an early morning shooting outside a Bismarck bar.

According to Bismarck Police, officers responded to a shots fired call at around 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of a downtown Bismarck bar in the 100 block of South 5th Street. Two officers were near the area and could hear the gunfire and immediately responded.

Victor King, 21, of Mandan, and Jesus Vera-Leon, 35, of Bismarck, suffered gunshot wounds and were transported to local hospitals, where they were pronounced dead.

The Investigations Division of the Bismarck Police Department responded and began investigating the incident. They are currently looking through video of the incident and have interviewed numerous witnesses.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who witnessed the incident and have not spoken to police are asked to call Bismarck Police at 701-223-1212 and ask for the investigation section, or by downloading the Bismarck Police Department App, visiting Tip411 or texting BISPD and the tip to 847411.