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Deputies investigating shooting in Las Animas

Posted at 8:38 PM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 22:38:32-04

BENT COUNTY – The Bent County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that happened early Tuesday morning in Las Animas.

Deputies said they found a man who suffered a gunshot wound to the head inside a residence off of 6th Street near the Las Animas Elementary School a little after 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The victim was taken to the hospital and his condition has not been provided.

Authorities said they found evidence that there was forced entry into the home, but the Bent County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook that it doesn’t believe there is any threat to the public.

Deputies are asking for help in their investigation. If anyone has any information, call the Bent County Sheriff’s Office at 719-456-0796 or submit an anonymous tip to the BCSOtips app.