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Update: Local shooting victim has died

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Joseph Fern, formerly of River Falls, died late Tuesday morning, Jan. 10, according to a Regions Hospital spokesperson in St. Paul. River Falls police say Fern was rushed to Regions by ambulance Sunday evening, Jan. 8, after a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in the parking lot of St. Croix Lanes bowling alley.

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According to police, Fern, 27, was in the bowling alley earlier in the day Sunday. He was in his pickup truck when the shooting occurred.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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