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Authorities searching for suspect in abduction, shooting

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UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities are searching for a 20-year-old man suspected of firing a gun at a sheriff's deputy outside a grocery store in Union Grove.

The Racine County Sheriff's Office says shots were fired in the parking lot of a Piggly Wiggly on Sunday afternoon when deputies approached a man who had reportedly abducted a woman at gunpoint from a nearby rehabilitation center. The sheriff's office says the man left the woman unharmed in the parking lot and fled.

The store was on lockdown for two hours as authorities searched for the suspect.

Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling issued a warning Sunday night, asking Union Grove residents to lock their homes and stay indoors.

He says the suspect is considered armed and dangerous.


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