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Suspect wounded in gunfire exchange with Eau Claire County deputy

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TOWN OF UNION (WKOW) -- A suspect is wounded after exchanging gunfire with an Eau Claire County deputy.

The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic violence occurrence in the Town of Union Monday night. The sheriff's office says it has responded to the same home 12 times in the past two years.

While deputies were on location a male exited the home carrying an assault type rifle and fired shots at a deputy. There was an exchange of gunfire and the male suspect was injured and taken to a local hospital.

The deputy is on administrative leave while the City of Eau Claire Police Department investigates the incident.

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