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A woman is dead and man injured in Renville County shooting incident

FRANKLIN -- A woman was found dead in a tent Friday morning in Renville County and a man is in critical condition from self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

FRANKLIN -- A woman was found dead in a tent Friday morning in Renville County and a man is in critical condition from self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

The case, which was reported at 8:15 a.m. Friday at a rural location about a mile southwest of Franklin, is under investigation by the Renville County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

The names of those involved are being withheld until family members can be notified.

According to preliminary reports, the sheriff's office received a 911 call reporting a person with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

When they arrived at the scene in Birch Cooley Township deputies found a male individual, who was still alive, inside a tent in a makeshift camp site.

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While providing medical treatment to the man, officers found the body of an adult female that was also inside the tent.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The male with the gunshot wound was treated at the scene and then flown by North Air Care to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale where he is listed in critical condition, according to a news release from the Renville County Sheriff's office.
The body of the deceased female was taken to Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Ramsey where an autopsy will be completed to determine the cause and manner of death.
Agencies assisting at the scene included Lower Sioux Police Department, Franklin Ambulance and Fire Department, North Ambulance-Redwood Falls, Fairfax Fire Department, North Air Care, State Patrol and BCA Crime Scene Team.

Related Topics: RENVILLE COUNTY
Carolyn Lange is a features writer at the West Central Tribune. She can be reached at clange@wctrib.com or 320-894-9750
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