Girl shot in Oak Lawn Township after juveniles buy marijuana with counterfeit bills

A juvenile girl was shot Thursday after a group of juveniles bought marijuana using counterfeit bills and was caught by the people they were buying from.

According to a release from the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office, the sheriff's office received a report at 10:36 p.m. Thursday about a juvenile girl who had been shot.

The shooting took place at a residence in the 15000 block of Irondale Lane in Oak Lawn Township.

Investigators believe that a group of juveniles bought marijuana from a residence on Ironwood Lane using counterfeit bills. When the suspects discovered the bills were counterfeit they fired multiple times at the juveniles' vehicle as it fled the property. The vehicle was hit twice, striking the juvenile girl once.

Sheriff's deputies responded to the residence in question and attempted to make contact with the suspects. The Crow Wing County Tactical Response Team assisted in the apprehension of one of the suspects, identified as 18-year-old Jordan Raymond Parks. The other suspect, a juvenile from Baxter, had already left the residence. The juvenile suspect is still being sought by investigators for questioning.

A search of Parks' residence was conducted. The sheriff's office said investigators found two pounds of marijuana, a large quantity of marijuana wax, multiple firearms and a large amount of money.

"This incident is very troubling due to the use of firearms during a drug transaction. I'm thankful that the victim only received minor injuries but this could have been so much worse," said Sheriff Scott Goddard. "My investigators have done a great job tracking down those responsible for this senseless act and are actively working on locating the other suspect. This incident reinforces the fact that we need a bolstered response to drug distribution in this county and I am committed to increasing our already successful presence in this county."