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Update: 1 airlifted in Lincoln County officer-involved shooting

in Breaking News/Sirens

By Shereen Siewert

UPDATE: Two Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were involved in a shooting Saturday on Hwy. 64 west of Mill Road in the town of Corning, according to a news release.

The suspect involved was flown from the scene, police said. There’s no word on the suspect’s current condition and police have not released any other details.

The Division of Criminal Investigation is on scene and conducting the investigation.

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a critical incident at a town of Corning home after a report of shots fired.

Department officials issued a news release Saturday evening stating that they are investigating a critical incident but have released few details. A portion of Hwy. 64 was shut down at about 6 p.m. as the investigation unfolded. A helicopter was summoned just before 6 p.m.

“At this time no other information is available for release,” said Sheriff’s Lt. Timothy Fischer, in a prepared release. “As information becomes available it will be released.  We ask for your patience and not contact the Sheriff’s Office at this time.”

Merrill Police were called to assist the department.

One suspect has a bullet wound to the shoulder, according to scanner reports.

Initial scanner traffic suggests the incident began to unfold at about 5:45 p.m. on Hwy. 64 just west of Mill Road. Rescue crews were called to the residence, but no additional details were immediately available.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

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