Two shot, injured by sheriff’s deputy in Marathon County

VILLAGE OF MAINE, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Justice says a Marathon County deputy shot two people while returning fire after approaching a car that had been involved in a chase.

The man and woman are hospitalized.

The DOJ says the deputy who shot the two Friday about 10:30 p.m. was not injured.

According to authorities, the deputy saw a vehicle in the Village of Maine that had eluded a Lincoln County deputy who had tried to stop the driver for a speeding violation.

Officials say the deputy ordered the two people inside to get out, and the man did so and fired a shot at the deputy.

Both the man and the woman, who remained in the vehicle, were struck.