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Sparta Shooting Update

A Sparta man is in a La Crosse hospital with life threatening injuries after being involved in an officer related shooting last night in Sparta. The shooting happened just after 10 Thursday night in the 400 block of Austin Street. Sparta police officers were responding to a 911 hang-up call.

The man injured in the shooting, whose name has not been released, was taken to Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse. The unnamed officer involved in the shooting was not injured but as standard protocol in a shooting, was placed on administrative leave.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice, Wisconsin State Patrol, Sparta Police and Monroe County Sheriff's Department are investigating the incident.

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