Austin Police investigate shooting

AUSTIN, Minn. - A southern Minnesota man is in the hospital after being shot in the face.

Austin police say they were called to the Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin Monday for a report of a gunshot wound victim.

The 22-year-old from Austin was treated there before being airlifted by Mayo One to St. Mary’s in Rochester.

Police then later responded to the 800 block of 9th Ave. SW.

“Speaking with the individual that brought this victim in we were able to get an address of where this incident occurred and so detectives and officers responded to that address and found in fact where the incident had occurred,” said Lt. John Mueller of the Austin Police Department.

He said the people involved did know each other.

“There were other people in the home, those people are all known to each other, this was not anything involving strangers or anything like that, they are known to each other, so we’ve been trying to talk to those folks and see what we can learn about what in fact happened,” Mueller said.

The incident is still being investigated.

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