2 officers wounded in Grant County shooting

2 officers wounded in Grant County shooting

Muscoda Gunfire wounded two law enforcement officers Thursday during an investigation of a stolen vehicle operation on a Grant County farm, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department and news media reports.

The sheriff’s office in Lancaster declined to comment on reports by WISC-TV in Madison, quoting unidentified sources, that deputy sheriffs, Internal Revenue Service agents and state troopers were looking for a chop shop, in which stolen vehicles are stripped for their parts.

A man drove onto the farm, fired a shotgun loaded with birdshot, then surrendered, the station said, identifying the victims as a state trooper and a deputy sheriff.

A Sheriff’s Department dispatcher said two deputies were shot.

One victim was in serious condition at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, a nursing supervisor said.

Another was in stable condition at the Boscobel Area Health Care facility in Boscobel, a spokesman said.

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