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UPDATE: Suspected shooter en route to hospital, Nye County deputies uninjured

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Posted at 4:11 PM, Aug 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-20 10:36:59-04

UPDATE 5:41 P.M.: Deputies say the suspected shooter is down and en route to Desert View Hospital. No additional details on their injuries were immediately available.

No deputies were hurt during the standoff, the sheriff's office says, other than exposure to chemical irritants that were used.

Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue is on the scene rendering first aid to deputies.

Authorities say they will share additional updates later. The scene is still active.

ORIGINAL STORY: NYE COUNTY (KTNV) -- Law enforcement in Nye County is on the scene of a standoff between deputies and a shooter.

Nye County Sheriff's Office says deputies are being shot at and ask people to avoid the area of Dana Way in Pahrump, about an hour and a half west of Las Vegas.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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