(Update 8:38-a.m.) Shooting reported in Lewis


June 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Cass County report a Lewis woman died from injuries she suffered during a shooting Wednesday evening. Authortities says deputies responded to 503 Minnesota Street in Lewis just after 7-p.m., following a report of a gunshot victim. Initial dispatch reports indicated the wounds suffered by 56-year old Martha Hardy were self-inflicted. Hardy was transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital by Griswold Rescue before being flown by LifeNet helicopter to Creighton Medical Center in Omaha, where she later died. An autopsy is scheduled for later today with the State Medical Examiner’s office.

The incident is not believed to be a public safety concern. Details will be provided as they become available. The Department of Criminal Investigation is assisting the Cass County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.