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Investigation underway after shooting in Shavano Valley

Published: Dec. 21, 2020 at 9:58 AM MST|Updated: Dec. 22, 2020 at 9:24 AM MST
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MONTROSE COUNTY, Colo. (KJCT) - An investigation is underway after a female died after being shot in Shavano Valley in Montrose County Saturday morning.

Montrose County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Deputies and EMS responded to the 16000 block of Shavano Valley Road that morning after receiving reports of a person with a possible gunshot wound.

Upon arrival, first responders discovered a woman with a gunshot wound, and immediately transported the victim to the Montrose Memorial Hospital. Monday evening, the Montrose County Coroner released in a statement that the female later died from her injuries at the hospital. The victim was identified as 62-year-old Karmen Keefauver of Montrose.

Information regarding the incident is extremely limited at this point. Authorities have not released how or why she was shot, or any other circumstances surrounding the incident.

Officials do not believe there is any threat to the public at this time. The MCSO and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation are currently heading the investigation.

This story will be updated when further information is obtained.

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