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Deputy recovering from self-inflicted gunshot wound

FREEDOM - A Carroll County sheriff's deputy shot himself in the leg Monday night while at the scene of a shooting on Huckins Road, state police said.

The deputy "suffered an injury to his lower leg and foot when his weapon unintentionally discharged at the scene," police said in a release. The deputy was taken to Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro and is expected to make a full recovery, the release said.

The deputy, along with officers from state police and the Madison and Ossipee police departments, were investigating a shooting in which a man suffered a gunshot wound to his leg about 8:10 p.m. Monday. That man was taken to Memorial Hospital in North Conway, where he was treated for his injury and released, police said.

Joseph Wright, 38, of Parsonsfield, Maine, was charged with falsifying physical evidence, hindering apprehension and resisting arrest. Police said Wright 'had been present during the alleged shooting.'

State police and the Carroll County Sheriff's Department refused Tuesday to provide the deputy's name or any other information, including the name of the other man who was shot, beyond what was detailed in a press release.

Police are searching for a white man and white woman they said were at the scene of the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 223-8838.


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