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Gun fires during Wisconsin hospital altercation

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Associated Press

ELKHORN, Wis. -- Authorities say a gun was fired during an altercation between a Walworth County sheriff's deputy and a patient prisoner at an Elkhorn hospital.

Aurora Healthcare spokesman Adam Beeson says the incident in a room at Lakeland Hospital Monday night was isolated. He says it was not an active shooter scenario. Beeson would not say if the patient was struck, citing privacy concerns.

WISN-TV reports the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident at the request of the Walworth County sheriff.

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