Planned Parenthood of Minnesota/South Dakota is offering a $10,000 reward for information directly leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the shootings at two Planned Parenthood clinics in Brainerd and Grand Rapids this month.
Sarah Stoesz, Planned Parenthood president and chief executive, announced the reward Tuesday.
"Domestic terrorists have tried to intimidate women and men from seeking basic health care. We will not rest until these terrorists are brought to justice," said Stoesz.
People with information on either shooting are asked to contact the Brainerd Police Department at 829-2805 or the Grand Rapids Police Department at (218) 326-7648.
During the early morning hours of July 5, shots were fired into the Brainerd Planned Parenthood Clinic. On July 22, gunshots shattered the glass door and sprayed bullets throughout the Grand Rapids Planned Parenthood Clinic. No one was injured in either incident. Neither clinic performs abortions.
The shootings have yet to be linked, but Brainerd Police Chief John Bolduc said the two cases are being investigated as if they are related.
"We believe they may be related, but we don't have anything solid to link them yet," said Bolduc. "We're proceeding with the investigation as if they are related."
Preliminary tests on a slug recovered after the Brainerd clinic shooting determined it was fired from a .38-caliber handgun, but final testing has not been completed, said Bolduc.
Bolduc said the reward being offered is a positive step toward solving both crimes.
The reward is being funded by Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation, working with an anonymous donor.
(This story includes information from The Associated Press.)
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