One dead in shooting on Lac Courte OreillesA 26-year-old man is dead from a gunshot wound after an incident Wednesday night on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation in Sawyer County.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
A 26-year-old man is dead from a gunshot wound after an incident Wednesday night on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation in Sawyer County.
According to the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, a 911 call came in about 11:30 p.m. reporting that someone had been shot in an apartment on the reservation. Sawyer County sheriff’s deputies, Lac Courte Oreilles police officers and emergency medical services responded.
The initial investigation confirmed a deceased subject with a gunshot wound. The case is being investigated by the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the reservation police and the state Division of Criminal Investigations and Wisconsin State Patrol.
The man was not a resident of the apartment, Brigette Kornbroke, chief deputy of the sheriff’s office, told the News Tribune.
The name of the victim had not yet been released Thursday afternoon. Authorities also said they would not yet say if the shooting was accidental, self-inflicted or a homicide.