Man in Custody, Woman Hospitalized after Sawyer County Shooting

Updated: 08/15/2014 4:19 PM
Created: 08/15/2014 4:18 PM

A man is in custody and a female is hospitalized after she was found with gunshot wounds to her arm and leg in Sawyer County Thursday.

The Sawyer County Sheriff's Office says they responded to a residence about 7 miles south of Hayward, Wis. around 7:15 p.m. A male had called 9-1-1 from 8244N Ochu Road in the Town of Bass Lake requesting an ambulance for "wounds." The caller would not give any further medical information, according to the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office.

When a deputy and ambulance responded, the unnamed woman was found with the gunshot wounds. She was hospitalized and is in fair condition. 

After statements by the male on the scene, he was arrested and taken to Sawyer County Jail. 

The incident is being investigated by the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigations and State Patrol.

No further information is available; the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office cites the ongoing investigation. 

Front Page

  • Ebola Worker with Northland Ties Killed in Guinea

    A pastor and clinic administrator with ties in Duluth was killed in Guinea last week. Moses Mamy was part of an Ebola awareness team traveling from village to village. When they reached Womey last Tuesday, residents attacked and killed Mamy and seven others. Mamy's friends say he will be remembered for "his generous heart."

  • Bayfield Apple Festival Looking for Volunteers

    This year's festival starts Friday, Oct. 3 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 5. Organizers are looking for volunteers to help out throughout the weekend.

  • US and Partners Begin Airstrikes in Syria

    The aerial effort against the extremist group Islamic State has been expanded from Iraq into Syria. The Pentagon says the operation involves warplanes from the U.S. and its partners.

  • Saint Louis County Board Forum Gets Heated

    There were some tense moments during a candidate forum for the Saint Louis County Board Monday. Two sets of candidates answered some tough questions during the forum set up by the Duluth News Tribune. In District One, Jim Booth is challenging incumbent Frank Jewell. Former state legislator Tom Rukavina and Christina Hujanen are fighting for the District Four seat.

  • Duluth City Council Approves Maximum Tax Levy Increase

    Duluth City councilors voted 5-4 to approve a maximum tax levy increase for 2015, but not without making some changes first.