BURNETT COUNTY (DrydenWire) - One person is in custody after authorities in Burnett County responded to a call placed to Dispatch Wednesday evening where the caller stated that a female “had shot herself,” according to a press release form the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office.
On November 15, 2023 at approximately 5:19 p.m., Burnett County dispatch received a phone call from a residence in the Town of Meenon by a male stating that a female had shot herself. EMS and law enforcement were sent.
The female was located unconscious and breathing. She was transported by ambulance to North Air Care and then flown to a hospital in the Twin Cities.
A male was located at the scene. He was taken into custody for questioning. He is being held and charges will be forwarded to the District Attorney.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice Crime Laboratory will be responding to the scene to assist.
This is still an active investigation and no further information will be released at this time.
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The Burnett County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank North Ambulance, North Air Care, Webster Fire Department and the Siren Police Department for their assistance.
— Per Sheriff Tracy Finch