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Officials: Shooting in Mahnomen County involves deputy

March 14, 2022 GMT

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.