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Two men undergoing emergency surgery following shooting and stabbing in Gardiner

State police said the two men were found outside a home on Lincoln Avenue just after 1 a.m. Saturday. One man was stabbed, the other was shot.
Credit: Kennebec County Correctional Facility

GARDINER, Maine — State police and Gardiner police are investigating the shooting and stabbing of two men early Saturday morning in Gardiner. State police said one man was stabbed and the other was shot.

A third man, Dylan Ketcham, 21, of Gardiner was arrested and charged with elevated aggravated assault. State police one of the department's canines helped track him down. He was found about a half-mile away in the foundation of an abandoned building and was questioned by State police during the day on Saturday. Ketcham is at the Kennebec County Jail.

State police said the two injured men were found outside a home on Lincoln Avenue just after 1 a.m. Saturday. Both men were taken by ambulance to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta and were then flown by Lifeflight helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland, where they have been undergoing emergency surgery.

Gardiner police were alerted to the shooting and stabbing by a resident on Lincoln Avenue, who said one of the injured men came to the door and asked for help. 

Gardiner police and rescue crews then responded and located both men outside the home.

All three men involved are in their twenties.


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