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UPDATE: Taylor County shooting investigation underway

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Taylor County (WQOW) - An attempted homicide charged could be filed against a Rusk County man.

Dusn Novakovic was arrested Monday after a 20-year old man was shot in the stomach in the town of Jump River, in Taylor County.

Investigators are now searching for another man, Guy Hoyt, who they believe may have witnessed the shooting. People should call law enforcement if they have seen Hoyt or know where he is.

Novakovic is being held on $200,000 cash bond. The shooting victim is recovering at a hospital.

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Taylor County (WQOW) - Authorities arrest a man accused of shooting a young man in the village of Gilman. 

The Taylor County Sheriff's Department says Dusn Novakovic, of Glen Flora, was taken into custody Monday night.   Novakovic is accused of shooting 20-year-old Patrick Staton, of Gilman.   Staton is currently at the Rusk County Hospital

On Monday night, dispatchers received 2 calls from a home in the town of Jump River. Both times there was no one on the line. A Taylor County deputy was sent to the home where he found what appeared to be blood. At that time, investigators learned that a woman had brought Staton to the Rusk County hospital with a gunshot wound to the stomach.

Novakovic is being held in the Taylor County jail until his initial appearance on an attempted first degree homicide charge. 

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Taylor County (WQOW) - Taylor County deputies responded to a possible shooting call Monday.

Dispatchers received 2 calls from a home in the town of Jump River. Both times there was no one on the line. A Taylor County deputy was sent to the home where he found what appeared to be blood. At that time, investigators learned that a woman had brought a man to the Rusk County hospital with a gunshot wound to the stomach.

The investigation into the shooting continues Tuesday morning. Authorities say the incident does not appear to be random, and residents are not in any danger.

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