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Couple sought in western Wisconsin shooting arrested

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Shawn Harris Goplen, left, and Kari Lynn Blank, right, are wanted in connection with the shooting. Shawn Harris Goplen, left, and Kari Lynn Blank, right, are wanted in connection with the shooting.

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) - Two people suspected in a weekend shooting in northwestern Wisconsin are under arrest.

The Dunn County Sheriff's Office says the 34-year-old Red Wing, Minnesota man and 36-year-old Ellsworth woman were taken into custody Thursday.

Earlier, Barron County authorities learned that the suspects were spotted at a Dollar General Store in Rice Lake. A red Jetta Volkswagen stolen out of Woodbury, Minnesota, fled when authorities arrived. The Jetta was lost during a chase but found again returning to the store, and the suspects arrested.

The two were wanted in the shooting of a man late Sunday night in the Town of Tainter. The 48-year-old man from rural Colfax was shot in the leg.

Authorities haven't provided any motive for the shooting but say the victim and the suspects knew each other.

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