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El Paso County Sheriff's Office investigating shooting that left man with serious facial injuries

NB S Academy Closure
Posted at 7:44 AM, Nov 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-19 13:47:14-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting that left a man with serious injuries after he was shot in the face Friday morning.

According to a spokesperson, the victim says he was shot while on S Academy then walked to find help at someone's nearby home. A person at the home called 911 after 6 a.m. to get help.

Detectives who checked out the scene reportedly found evidence to back up what the victim said. As of this morning, the Sheriff's Office has not provided any information on a potential suspect or what led up to the shooting.

If you have any information about this crime, please contact the El Paso County Sheriff's Office at 719-520-6666.

The investigation forced the full closure of northbound S. Academy at Hartford St for at least 2 hours. One lane of S Academy northbound is back open as of 9 a.m.

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