Rock Co. deputy injured in crash while responding to report of person with gunshot wound

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BELOIT, Wis. — A deputy from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office and the occupants of a tow truck suffered minor injuries in a crash between Janesville and Beloit Thursday afternoon, the sheriff’s office said.

The crash happened around 3:53 p.m. at the intersection of E L T Townline Road and South Prairie Avenue near Blackhawk Technical College in the town of Turtle. The sheriff’s office said the deputy was responding to a report of a person with a gunshot wound at the time of the crash.

A news release from the sheriff’s office did not provide further details about the cause of the crash or the incident involving a gunshot wound, but a dispatcher said the gunshot wound case is being handled by the Town of Beloit Police Department.

Police later said a person suffered a gunshot wound following a disturbance in the 3000 block of South Park Avenue just before 3:10 p.m.

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The Wisconsin State Patrol is investigating the crash.

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