1 dead, 1 injured in ND crew camp shooting

Associated Press

TIOGA, N.D. (AP) — A man is in custody after a shooting at a crew camp in the western North Dakota oil patch that left one person dead and another injured.

The Williams County Sheriff's Office says 24-year-old Victor Scott Lamont of Lufkin, Texas, has been arrested on a murder charge. He did not immediately make a court appearance to be formally charged.

The shooting was reported at 10:15 p.m. Saturday at the Wanzek camp near Tioga. Sheriff Scott Busching says the circumstances are still under investigation.

Fifty-seven-year-old Gerald Schild of Katy, Texas, was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Thirty-eight-year-old Travis Lomax of Fort Smith, Ark., was flown to a Minot hospital for treatment. Sgt. Detective Steve Armstrong says Smith has been released.

Armstrong says all three men worked for the Michels pipeline company.