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UPDATE: 77-year-old woman killed near Merrill in apparent homicide Thursday morningSubmitted: 02/15/2019
Ben Meyer
Ben Meyer
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bmeyer@wjfw.com

UPDATE:  77-year-old woman killed near Merrill in apparent homicide Thursday morning
LINCOLN CO. - The Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office is calling a death east of Merrill on Thursday a homicide.

In a press release on Friday morning, the sheriff's office said a 77-year-old woman was found shot and killed around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. In the same home, a 78-year-old man was found critically injured from a gunshot wound.

It happened at a home on Range Line Road in the Town of Pine River.

The sheriff's office said it believes the shooting is isolated and the public is not in danger.

The Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office and Wisconsin Department of Justice Crime Lab worked to process the scene.


The sheriff's office is not releasing any names, and the man's condition is unknown.

On Thursday morning, the sheriff's office simply called the situation a "critical incident."

Sheriff's deputies were stationed at the home, which is near the Pine River Fire Department, on Thursday morning.

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