Search underway for suspect after corrections officer shot in Shelton

Deputies are investigating after a Washington State Department of Corrections officer was shot and injured Thursday morning in Shelton.

DOC officials said the officer was hit by an unknown shooter at about 6 a.m. as he was getting out of his car at the Shelton DOC field office.

He was taken to a local hospital to be treated for a non-life-threatening injury to his torso.

After 7 a.m., the Mason County Sheriff’s Office said deputies set up perimeters and searched for the potentially armed and dangerous person in the downtown area.

The suspect was not located and deputies did not have a description of the suspect.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious and has information about the incident is urged to call 911.

Two local schools were put on lockdown but later reopened.


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