Authorities Investigate Gunshot Incident Early Sunday, Near Beatrice

BEATRICE – A man said to be in his mid-20s to low-30s has been taken to a Lincoln hospital from a rural Beatrice location, with a gunshot wound.

Gage County Sheriff’s Deputies, Beatrice Police and Beatrice Fire and Rescue were summoned to a home along Sumner Street, or Southwest 32nd Road early Sunday, about a mile south of the Beatrice City limit.

:09                  “or on purpose”

Gage County Sheriff’s Sergeant Brandon Schley says investigation of the incident is continuing.  Authorities were summoned to the scene at around 4:13 a.m.

:13                  “he’s stable”

Schley says the victim, whose identity has not yet been released, suffered a gunshot wound to the back of the neck.   Schley says law officers were seeking a search warrant for the residence, as part of the investigation into the shooting.

Officers were not releasing information early Sunday about what led to the gunshot injury.  The victim was taken directly to a Lincoln hospital by Beatrice Fire and Rescue paramedics.

Gage County Sheriff Millard “Gus” Gustafson confirmed Sunday afternoon that a man has been booked into the Gage County Jail.  He is identified as Nathan Alan King, being held on suspicion of attempted murder, 2nd-degree assault, making a terroristic threat and use of a weapon to commit a felony.   Gustafson says officers continued to investigate the incident.

The residence where the shooting occurred, is along the south side of Sumner, also known as Southwest 32nd.

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