Sheriff's Deputy shot in the back in Outlook, WA - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Sheriff's Deputy shot in back in Outlook, WA

OUTLOOK, Wash. - A Yakima County sheriff's deputy was wounded while responding to a report of shots fired in Outlook.

A spokeswoman for the Sunnyside Police Department, which is investigating, says the deputy was hit in the lower back just before midnight Monday and was treated at a hospital and released.

Spokeswoman Charlotte Hinderlider says investigators are questioning a number of witnesses in an attempt to identify the shooter.

She says two deputies had responded to the report of shots fired and the one was hit on the Yakima Valley Highway as he approached a residential area.

The deputies did not return fire, and no one else was hurt.

Anyone with any information should call detectives at 509-836-6200.

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