According to the Owatonna Police Department, an arrest has been made in relation to the shooting that occurred at Dartts Park Sunday night.

A news release from the Owatonna Police Department states that on Friday, July 23, detectives with the Owatonna Police Department arrested Zachary Schultz, 18, of Northfield, in connection with a shooting that took place in Dartts Park on Sunday, July 18, 2021. Owatonna Police added in the release that the suspect is being held in the Steele County Detention Center pending formal charges.

The shooting occurred on Sunday, July 18, at 5:30 PM, when the Owatonna Police Department responded to Dartts Park, on the 600 block of Cherry Street for a report of a shooting.

Once police arrived on the scene officers did not locate any victims or suspects. Many witnesses to the shooting reported hearing two gunshots come from the east end of the park and observed two vehicles rapidly leaving the area.

The shooting remains under investigation.

The Owatonna Police Department has been assisted by the Steele County Sheriff’s Office and the Northfield Police Department.

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