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Sheriff: Gas station employee shot in the face in south-central Minnesota

The 55-year-old victim was airlifted to a hospital in the Twin Cities.

A shooting at a business in south-central Minnesota on Friday resulted in an employee suffering gunshot wounds to his hand and face, the Renville County Sheriff's Office reports. 

Police received a 911 call reporting the shooting at a gas station/auto shop/convenience store in Fairfax at 7:59 a.m., with the caller indicating that the shooter had been disarmed. 

Deputies arrived and discovered a 55-year-old man from Hector, who was an employee at the business, suffering from the aforementioned injuries. He was treated at the scene and then airlifted to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale. 

According to Crow River Media, the victim was undergoing surgery later Friday and his condition was unknown. The sheriff's release initially stated that they didn't believe his injuries were life-threatening. 

The alleged shooter, a 60-year-old Fairfax man, was arrested and taken into custody. He was not an employee of the business. 

An investigation into the crime is ongoing and it is not yet clear what led to the shooting.

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