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Sanders County shooting is being investigated

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Posted at 9:34 AM, Jun 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-26 11:34:14-04

MISSOULA — Mineral County authorities tell MTN News they are assisting the Sanders County Sheriff in the investigations of a shooting that happened on Friday.

Mineral County Sheriff Mike Toth says dispatch received a call Friday morning for medical units to respond to a report of a person with a gunshot wound.

Sheriff Toth and his deputies responded to the St. Regis Travel Center where they found two people in the car. The passenger had a gunshot wound.

The driver told authorities he drove from a campground in Sanders County near the county line to St. Regis to get help after the man was shot.

The man was taken to a Missoula hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to Toth.

Later in the afternoon, Sheriff Toth assisted the Sanders County Sheriff at a St. Regis home where a second person involved in the incident may have been shot.

Sheriff Toth said that person drove himself to a Missoula hospital.

The circumstances and details behind the shooting are being investigated by the Sanders County Sheriff's office, the lead agency.

We will update you if we get more information.