Suspect injured after being shot by police near elementary school in Kensington

Classes at the scene were canceled on Tuesday.
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Authorities are investigating an overnight officer-involved shooting near an elementary school in Douglas County.

The shooting happened just before 1 a.m. when three Douglas County sheriff's deputies and one deputy from Grant County were at the scene of a physical altercation involving a man. 

During the course of the altercation, one of the Douglas County deputies fired his weapon, striking the suspect.

The man has been taken to a hospital in St. Cloud, where he has undergone surgery to treat his wounds. Two deputies were treated at a health center in Alexandria for minor injuries.

The incident happened near the West Central Area South Elementary School at 31 Central Ave. N., with the road in front of the school closed and classes canceled on Tuesday.

West Central Area Schools issued a statement to parents on Tuesday morning, saying that there no threat to students or staff at South Elementary School.

School is expected to be back to normal on Wednesday, after authorities have completed their investigation.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the shooting.

It is the second officer-involved shooting in the past few days in Minnesota, the latest following a motorcyclist in Hermantown being shot dead by police following a chase over the weekend.

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