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The Mason County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a man who shot someone early this morning. They believe Aaron Clinton Smith is armed with a .22 caliber rifle.

Officers say Smith shot the victim just before 2 a.m. in Shelton, Wash., then fled the house on foot. They searched the area but could not locate him.

Smith is described as a 35-year-old white male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5-feet, 10-inches tall and weighs 160 pounds.

Anyone who sees Smith or has information about his location is asked to call 911. Mason County Sheriff's officers say not to approach him.

The victim was treated the hospital for gunshot wound and later released.

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