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Man shot on Elko Indian colony

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Photo by: The Elko Free Press

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies and federal agents are investigating a fatal shooting at an Indian Colony in northeast Nevada.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports a man was killed Wednesday morning in the shooting at the Upper Indian Colony in Elko.

Elko County Sheriff Jim Pitts says the killing appeared to have resulted from an altercation inside a home at the colony.

He says another man shot the victim twice in the leg and then a third time in the chest.

Pitts says the investigation is being led by the FBI and U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. No other details have been released.

Watch for updates.

Nevada State Route 225 Reopens after Fire

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Credit: Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 29, 2018 – 3:08 am
ELKO — Nevada transportation officials have reopened a stretch of state highway that has been closed for nearly a week because of a wildfire that has burned 370 square miles (958 sq. kilometers) of rangeland and forest near the Idaho line.

Motorists are advised to use caution to avoid any debris that may remain from the South Sugarloaf Fire if they travel on the Mountain City Highway (state Route 225) in northern Elko County south of Owyhee.

Flames burned across the highway twice in the past week as the fire spread east, heading deeper into the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

More than 700 firefighters continue to battle the blaze that was sparked by lightning on Aug. 17. It’s now estimated to be 44 percent contained.

No homes have been lost, but a U.S. Forest Service outbuilding was destroyed on Sunday.

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