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The Ellis County Press

FERRIS – An apparent suicide on the 900 block of Bluff Springs occurred while another was injured on the scene Sunday, Aug. 16 around 1 a.m.

According to the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, the unidentified victim was assaulted by his stepson.

While deputies were in route to the residence, dispatch received a second call. The caller had been shot.

When officers arrived, one man was found dead in the backyard from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A second unidentified male was found lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his side and was transported to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Ferris Police assisted with the crime scene.

The cause of this incident is currently under investigation.

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