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Two killed in Carbon County shooting

Two people are dead following a shooting Wednesday evening in Carbon County, dispatchers confirmed.
Two people are dead following a shooting Wednesday evening in Carbon County, dispatchers confirmed.
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HIAWATHA, Carbon County — Two people are dead following a shooting Wednesday evening near the ghost town of Hiawatha.

A male person of interest was taken into custody following an active shooter situation around 6 p.m., dispatchers said.

Other circumstances surrounding the shooting, including the precise time it occurred, were not immediately known. The Carbon County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that witnesses heard only two gunshots.

The deceased victims were a male and female, according to Whitney Waterfall, emergency management specialist for the Carbon County Sheriff's Office. Waterfall couldn't confirm the victims' approximate ages. She had no additional information about the circumstances surrounding the shooting.