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.
Police car with emergency siren at night. 3D rendered illustration.