Yesterday, at 10:13 am, area law enforcement responded to the 100 Block of 4th Avenue SE in Mapleton for a report that someone had been shot. Responding officers and deputies identified a 50-year-old male as having been shot multiple times. The victim was conscious and alert at the scene and was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Additional people were present during the incident and investigators are currently working to confirm the identity of the suspect. The circumstances leading up to the shooting remain under investigation. This incident appears to be isolated and there does not appear to be an ongoing threat to the public.

The name of the victim is being withheld until proper notification can be made to family. The incident remains under investigation by the Mapleton Police Department, Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office and the MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA). This is an active investigation and additional details will be provided as they become available.