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Meeker County Sheriff's Office investigating Friday night homicide

Meeker County Sheriff's Office deputies attempted to render aid to the gunshot victim Friday night, Feb. 26, 2021, but the man succumbed to his injuries. His name has not been released and the investigation is ongoing.

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ACTON TOWNSHIP — A man died of a gunshot wound Friday night, Feb. 26, 2021, following a shooting at a residence on the 26100 block of 545th Avenue in Meeker County , according to a news release from the Meeker County Sheriff's Office .

The residence location is in Acton Township, about 2 miles south of Grove City.

According to the release, when deputies responded to the shooting report, they located the man outside of the home and attempted to render aid.

The man has been taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Anoka. His name will be released once a preliminary autopsy and family notifications are complete.

No one is in custody at this time.

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Investigators do not believe this was a random act and have no information that there is still a threat to the public, according to the release.

The investigation is ongoing and the Sheriff's Office said information will be released as the investigation progresses.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension , the Minnesota State Patrol and the CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force assisted in the incident, reported at 10:42 p.m.

Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at mwasson@postbulletin.com.
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