Officers found a person shot in a central Casper home early Tuesday morning, police said in a statement.

According to the statement, police responded at about 1 a.m. to a home on East 10th Street between Center and Wolcott streets for a report of a residential alarm alerting.

When they arrived, officers found the person, whom they identified only as an “adult victim,” had been shot.

The person was taken to Wyoming Medical Center for treatment, police said in a Tuesday morning Facebook post. In a new statement issued Tuesday evening, police said the wounded person remained in critical condition.

Police did not specify in the statement if the shooting was being investigated as an attempted homicide and did not state if any suspects had been identified or taken into custody. Citing the early stage of the investigation, police stated “there is little information that can be released.”

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In the statement, police said dozens of people from a variety of law enforcement agencies were assisting in the investigation.

At 9 a.m. Tuesday, evidence tape closed 10th Street near the home. A half dozen marked police SUVs idled on the block and more unmarked vehicles were parked in the area. Uniformed officers loitered along the block while men in sweatshirts walked across the lawn. A detective at the scene declined to comment about the investigation and referred a reporter to his sergeant.

A reporter spoke with four neighbors on Tuesday morning. None said they were aware of any incidents at the home prior to police arrival.

A police spokesman did not respond to a Tuesday evening phone call seeking further information on the investigation.

“The department remains in constant contact with the family of the victim and, to the greatest extent possible, is providing whatever assistance we can for the family,” police said in the Tuesday evening statement.

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Shane Sanderson is a Star-Tribune reporter who primarily covers criminal justice. Sanderson is a proud University of Missouri graduate. Lately, he’s been reading Cormac McCarthy and cooking Italian food. He writes about his own life in his free time.

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