Officials: Shooting in Mahnomen County involves deputy
NAYTAHWAUSH, Minn. (AP) — State officials are investigating a shooting involving a sheriff’s deputy in northwestern Minnesota.
The Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office says a woman is hospitalized after suffering gunshot wounds early Sunday morning. Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy tried to make a traffic stop about 1:30 a.m. which led to a pursuit.
According to a sheriff’s statement, the chase ended when the woman’s vehicle went into a ditch in Naytahwaush.
The sheriff’s office went on to say that “shots were fired” after the vehicle came to a stop, and a woman inside the vehicle suffered gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to a Fargo, North Dakota area hospital, where her condition is unknown.
Authorities say the deputy involved was not injured, and a firearm was recovered at the scene.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating.