Two Shot While Allegedly Robbing Sawyer Co. Bar

By KBJR News 1

Two Shot While Allegedly Robbing Sawyer Co. Bar

November 23, 2010 Updated Nov 23, 2010 at 11:58 AM CST

Posted by Melissa Burlaga

Hayward, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) Two people were shot early this morning while allegedly trying to rob a bar near Hayward.

According to the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department they got a call around 5:30 a.m. from a woman at the Countryside Bar saying there was a break in and shots were fired.

She said there was one person lying on the ground groaning.

Then at 5:40 a.m. the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office a call from another woman living near the Countryside Bar stating her son had been shot in Drytown (LCO Reservation) and the incident may have been gang related.

After a preliminary investigation, the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office determined the two shootings were related and both took place at the Countryside Bar.

The two minor suspects who were shot had allegedly illegally entered the bar with the intention of stealing alcohol and money.

The two suspects were eventually confronted by the bar owner, who in turn shot the suspects.

Both suspects were taken to area hospital.

One suspect was shot in the ankle and groin area.

His wounds were not life threatening.

The second suspect was shot in the hand and neck.

His condition is listed as critical.

The case remains under investigation and numerous charges are expected to follow.