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LA GRANDE — One man was shot in the leg early Tuesday in La Grande.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office in a news release reported the county’s 911 center at 2:23 a.m. received a call for assistance from a 26-year-old La Grande man who said he had a gunshot wound to his leg.

Law enforcement and medics responded, and an ambulance rushed the victim to Grande Ronde Hospital, which later transferred him to an out-of-area medical facility. At the time of the news release, the sheriff’s office did not identify the victim nor have information about his medical condition.

According to the news release, the victim reported the shooting occurred inside his white four-door 2003 Buick LeSabre in front of the Union County Fair Grounds, 3604 N. Second St. The initial information suggests the shooting was a result of a dispute between the victim and a passenger in his vehicle.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency investigating the shooting with the assistance of La Grande Police Department, Oregon State Police and the Union County District Attorney’s Office. The investigation is ongoing.

Sheriff Boyd Rasmussen asked anyone who witnessed or has information about the shooting to call the sheriff’s office at 541-963-1017.

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