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Man shot in calf outside truck stop in Austin

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AUSTIN, Minn. (KTTC) -- An Austin man is hospitalized after he was shot in the calf with a pellet  gun Sunday night outside the Pilot truck stop near Interstate 90 in Austin.

Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger said the 29-year-old man and his brother were walking by the northwest side of the travel center shortly before 8 p.m. when they heard several popping sounds. The man discovered he had been shot in the calf and was then taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin. Police were able find a .177-caliber pellet lodged in the heel of the man's shoe.

Krueger said K-9 officers didn't have any luck tracking where the shots came from.

"At this point in time we have any suspects," Krueger said. "We are asking for the public's assistance if they have information or knowledge of this to please contact the Austin Police Department."

Krueger said tips will remain anonymous. Anyone with information is asked to contact Austin police at 507-437-9400.

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