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Pope County shooting under investigation

Posted by: Jennifer Brooks Updated: August 14, 2014 - 2:28 PM

State and local investigators are looking into the death of a man who was shot and killed in his home in Gilchrist Township Wednesday night.

Pope County sheriff's deputies responded to a call to at the rural home just before midnight and found a distraught woman outside the house and the man's body inside. According to a report by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, the man and woman lived in the home. Investigators do not believe there is an ongoing risk to the public.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is working with Pope County on the investigation. They are  conducting interviews with the woman and other potential witnesses.

The man's body has been taken to the Anoka County Medical Examiner's office for formal identification. No additional details are available at this time.

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