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Gunshot victim life flighted to Casper released from hospital; Carbon County shooting appears accidental

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CASPER, Wyo. — A person who was taken by air ambulance to a Casper hospital after they were shot Saturday, April 30, has been treated and released, the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) said in a press release Tuesday.

Initial investigation into the incident suggests the shooting was accidental, but the incident remains under investigation, according to the CCSO.

The CCSO received a call at around 2:08 p.m. Saturday that a person who had sustained a gunshot wound was being taken in a passenger vehicle on County Road 351 (Seminoe Road) heading to Rawlins. The vehicle was at mile marker 30 at the time of the call.

CCSO deputies responded and met the vehicle at the Dugway, about seven miles north of Sinclair. Deputy Alex Bakken and Deputy Zach Burns provided basic first aid until an ambulance crew arrived to take over medical treatment of the victim.

“It was determined that the gunshot victim would be transported to Casper by air ambulance, where [they were] treated and released,” CCSO said.

While the shooting appears to have been accidental, a male occupant of the vehicle transporting the gunshot victim was arrested Saturday on an unrelated warrant, according to CCSO.

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