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Circumstances around shooting of woman still unknown in Mahnomen County

MAHNOMEN, Minn. – Law enforcement officials are trying to piece together the circumstances that led to an unidentified woman being dropped off at the Naytahwaush Clinic in northwest Minnesota with a gunshot wound on Tuesday.

The woman has only identified herself with a nickname, and investigators believe she is from outside this area, Mahnomen County Sheriff Doug Krier said Wednesday, Jan. 10.

“We’ve got a few people that we’re looking for,” Krier said. “We’re not even sure where the incident happened. All we know is that someone put her in a vehicle and took her to the Naytahwaush Clinic, dropped her off and left.”

The sheriff’s office received a 911 call at 1:13 p.m. Tuesday reporting a person with a gunshot wound. Deputies went to the Naytahwaush Clinic and found the woman being treated by medical staff.

She was taken to the Mahnomen Health Center and then airlifted to a Fargo hospital for further treatment. Her condition was not released.

What led to the woman being shot is unclear. Krier said there’s no danger to the public.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office at (218) 935-2255.

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