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Police: 1 Hospitalized, 1 In Custody After Shooting In Waite Park

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – One man is hospitalized and another is in custody after a shooting in central Minnesota Sunday night.

According to the Waite Park police, just after 8 p.m. a Stearns County Sheriff's deputy was driving on the 200 block of Waite Avenue North when they were flagged down by a witness who said there had been a shooting.

The deputy turned his squad around and saw the suspect, later identified as a 54-year-old St. Cloud man, directly in front of him.

The suspect was arrested and taken into custody without incident.

Meanwhile, additional officers from the Waite Park Police Department searched the surrounding area and were able to locate the victim.

The victim, later identified as a 36-year-old man from Waite Park, was shot once in the upper body. He was transported to St. Cloud Hospital where he is in critical condition.

Police do believe the two men knew each other and there is no threat to the public.

The shooting is currently under investigation.

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