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Sebeka, MN (KROC AM News) - An officer-involved shooting in west-central Minnesota has left two people dead and a deputy in the hospital.

The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office says one of its deputies made a traffic stop around 8:45 pm Saturday and a struggle broke out between the officer and the motorist.

Another motorist arrived as did a police officer from the nearby town of Sebeka. And that’s when the shooting began.

According to a post on the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office Facebook:

“At least one of the motorists began shooting at the officers.
One of the officers returned fire. All four were struck by gunfire. “

Wadena County shooting site/Google
Wadena County shooting site/Google

The post says one of the motorists died at the scene and the other later died at a hospital. The deputy was also taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injures. According to the post, “The Sebeka officer was struck in the vest and did not require medical treatment. “

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is assisting in the case and more information is expected to be released Sunday.

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