Couple jailed following campground shooting

Published 9:22 am Tuesday, July 12, 2016

ELBA — A couple was jailed in Winona County after sheriff’s deputies were called to a campground over the Fourth of July holiday weekend on a report of intoxicated people firing guns.

Sheriff Ron Ganrude says when deputies arrived at the campground near Elba on July 3 about 11 p.m., they were directed to a pickup truck that was pulling away from the property.

The Winona Daily News says deputies followed the truck and pulled it over. A woman behind the wheel was arrested for drunken driving. A man in the passenger seat, who deputies say admitted firing gunshots into the air at the campground, was also arrested.

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Ganrude says a sleeping child was in the back seat along with a holstered, loaded handgun.