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Sawyer man shot, says he can't remember how it happened

A 24-year-old Sawyer man suffered a gunshot injury early Thursday morning but couldn't remember how it happened or who did it, according to authorities.

A 24-year-old Sawyer man suffered a gunshot injury early Thursday morning but couldn't remember how it happened or who did it, according to authorities.

Carlton County Sheriff's deputies responded to the call at 1:46 a.m. The Carlton Ambulance took the man to Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet, where he was treated and later released.

Rick Lake, investigator with the Sheriff's Department, said the incident happened in the Mission Road area of the Fond du Lac Reservation in Sawyer. He said the wound appeared to be caused by a small-caliber weapon but that it wasn't clear what happened.

Lake said rumors of gang involvement in the incident are so far unfounded.

"Our initial investigation hasn't revealed anything like that at all," he said. "But we still don't have that much information. We're still investigating."

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According to the Sheriff's Department release, the victim was unable to recall much of the incident or give investigators much information on how he may have sustained the injury.

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