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1 airlifted to trauma center, Valparaiso officers respond to shot fired, police say
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1 airlifted to trauma center, Valparaiso officers respond to shot fired, police say

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One person was airlifted to a trauma center from Valparaiso. 

VALPARAISO — A Valparaiso resident was airlifted after police responded to a call of a gunshot in the area, police said. 

At 6:09 p.m. officers responded to a report of a gunshot heard in the 3000 block of Virginia Park Drive, said Valparaiso Police Department Capt. Joe Hall.

When first responders arrived, they were directed to a location where an individual was found suffering from a gunshot wound inside a residence.

Hall said it appears the gunshot wound was self-inflicted, according to preliminary investigations.

The person was taken by ambulance to Valparaiso Street and Vale Park Road, where a medical helicopter arrived to transport the person.

The individual was airlifted to a trauma center in unknown condition. Police said at this time it appears to be an isolated incident and there is no threat to the community.

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Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts and investigative news. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology. 219-933-4194, anna.ortiz@nwi.com

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