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Shooting victim identified; investigation continues

Patrick Hollis is the 47-year-old man who suffered a gunshot wound to his lower left side in rural Gothenburg Oct. 12.

Dawson County sheriff Gary Reiber said his office learned of the shooting at 10:30 p.m. when notified of a trespassing and that shots were fired.

“Upon the officer’s arrival, the initial investigation reveals that a female subject was contacted in the driveway of a nearby residence and she stated that a male subject had been shot and he was in a cornfield,” Reiber said.

Shortly thereafter, deputies assisted by Gothenburg Police Department officers located Hollis in the cornfield, he said.

Reiber said unknown male subjects fled into the cornfield. He noted that the Nebraska State Patrol Air Wing Division assisted in a search for the subjects.

Hollis, of rural Gothenburg, was transported to Gothenburg Memorial Hospital by the Gothenburg Fire Department and Rescue Unit.

He was later transferred to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

The investigation continues.

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