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Man found dead in Gilchrist Township

GILCHRIST TOWNSHIP — Officials are investigating the death late Wednesday of a man in Gilchrist Township.

Pope County sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene at a rural Gilchrist Township home around 11:24 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a 911 call. The caller stated an individual had been shot at the residence, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

Police found a distraught female outside of the home and a dead male inside. Investigators believe both people live at the residence. Gilchrist Township is south of Glenwood.

The Pope County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating and do not believe there is an ongoing risk to the public.

Sheriff’s deputies and agents are conducting interviews with the female and any possible witnesses.

The release said the man’s body would be taken to the Anoka County Medical Examiner for autopsy and formal identification.