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Double shooting closes state Route 26 in Grant County

Grant County deputies found two people shot inside an SUV along state Route 26 east of Royal City, early Friday morning.

One person is dead, the other was taken by helicopter from the scene, said Kyle Foreman, a spokesman for the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

Foreman said investigators don’t believe there are any outstanding suspects, and they don’t believe there is any threat to the public.

“We are still piecing together what happened,” Foreman said.

State Route 26 will be closed for two to three hours while deputies investigate the scene. He urged anyone traveling east or west along Route 26 to use Interstate 90 instead.