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A Salem woman was taken by helicopter ambulance to the University of Louisville hospital last night after police and EMS responded to the report of a gunshot wound at a house on West Walnut Street. 

At approximately 6:18p, Salem Police Department and Captain Chad Webb was dispatched to 402 West Walnut Street after a report of a gunshot wound. 

It is not known at this time if the wound was self-inflicted or otherwise. 

Officers located a woman who had what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the leg 

Washington County EMS arrived and transported the female, who at this time has not been identified, to St. Vincent Hospital, where she was flown by helicopter ambulance to University of Louisville hospital for further treatment. 

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police are assisting with the investigation. 

Captain Webb conducted multiple interviews and spoke to the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office. 

The investigation is ongoing and WSLM will update this story when more information is made available.