Hancock County Shooting Under Investigation

by Brian Wilson
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–Law Enforcement officials in Hancock County are investigating a shooting incident Wednesday evening that involved a male subject.

According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies responded to the report of a shots fired incident in the 1100 block of 270th Street near Britt, just after 7:15 PM Wednesday.

Emergency personnel responded to the call and discovered a male subject who had sustained a single gunshot would. The male subject was transported to Hancock County Health System in Britt before being life-flighted to MercyOne North Iowa in Mason City.

The Sheriff’s Office says there is no danger to the public with regards to this incident.

Hancock County was assisted at the scene by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Iowa State Patrol, Police Officers from Britt, Kanawha, Garner and Clear Lake, along with Sheriff’s Deputies from Wright, Winnebago, and Kossuth counties, as well as the West Hancock Ambulance Service.

Officials say this is an ongoing investigation, and no further details will be released at this time.

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