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Rice County Sheriff: 3 People Shot At House Party

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Three people were shot at a house party in southern Minnesota early Saturday morning, according to Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn.

Dunn said he can't even remember the last time there was a scene as violent as this in the area. Investigators have been out on the scene for more than 12 hours.

Just before 3 a.m. deputies responded to a call of shots being fired on the 4000 block of Elmore Avenue in Webster Township. A party of about a dozen teens and young adults was being held when a fight broke out and somehow lead to gunfire in the area.

Upon arrival, police found a female with a gunshot wound to her upper torso.

She was treated by rescue personnel on the scene, but was later airlifted to a trauma center.

According to the Rice County Sheriff's office, deputies found two other victims, both males, with gunshot wounds to their lower extremities. One of the males was airlifted to a trauma center, the other was transported by ambulance.

The female is in critical condition. One of the males is in serious condition and the other is stable, according to Dunn.

The victims' identities are being released pending family notification.

No suspects are in custody at this time. The sheriff said investigators are still on scene and are asking for the public's help in finding the shooter or shooters.

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