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UPDATE: Investigation in Marinette County shooting deaths continues

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N. 5th Rd. in the Marinette County town of Pound is closed off north of County Hwy. B, July 2, 2013, as sheriff's deputies investigate a pair of fatal shootings. (courtesy of FOX 11).
N. 5th Rd. in the Marinette County town of Pound is closed off north of County Hwy. B, July 2, 2013, as sheriff's deputies investigate a pair of fatal shootings. (courtesy of FOX 11).

POUND, WI (WTAQ) - Marinette County authorities continue to investigate a bizarre incident that led to two fatal shootings Monday.

Sheriff Jerry Sauve says around 10 p.m. a call came in about a suspicious person at a man's cabin in Pound. Shortly after, a 911 call was placed about a truck slamming into a house on North 5th Road.

"This younger male inside the pickup that struck the house suffered a gunshot wound," says Sauve. "He was taken to Bay Area Medical Center, then to a Green Bay hospital where he passed away."

Sauve then says with the help of Brown County's Sheriff's and Green Bay PD with their armored cat unit, and pulled into a driveway nearby. There they located the suspect vehicle and lit up the vehicle with an elderly male inside.

"He was armed with a long gun and a hand gun," says Sauve. "They gave multiple commands to surrender; he totally refused to do so. At one point, he leveled the long gun at our officers and shots were fired by three of our deputies."

That suspect, believed to be in his 70s, died at the scene.

It's unclear at this point what led up to all of this. Sauve says they likely will identify the victims on Wednesday and hope to have more answers to their questions.

He says it doesn't appear to be a home invasion gone wrong or a family dispute at this point. One thing is clear; the community is not in any danger.

"We do believe we have this situation contained," says Sauve. "And that the public is in no danger."

No officers were injured during all of this. The state crime lab is investigating at three different crime scenes. It's something that Sauve still cannot believe.

"We sure seem to have some rather tragic and bizarre things at times, but this ranks right up there," said Sauve.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating the officer-involved shooting aspect to this incident. Three deputies are on administrative leave for opening fire, and it's coming at a bad time for the department.

"It's not just one, we're going into the holiday weekend with three on administrative leave," says Sauve. "We've got a big county with a lot of land to cover. But we're a dedicated bunch and we'll somehow pull it together and get the job done."

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