ELLSWORTH COUNTY– The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Ellsworth County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an aggravated battery that occurred Thursday night in the town of Lorraine.

The Ellsworth County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the KBI on Thursday night at approximately 10 p.m. Agents and a crime scene response team responded.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 8:55 p.m., Sept. 28, the Ellsworth County Sheriff’s Office responded to 242 Harry St., Lorraine, after neighbors called law enforcement reporting a disturbance and gunshots fired.

When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they found an injured 55-year-old white male of Lorraine, and a 49-year-old white female who resided at the home. It appeared that the two subjects had been involved in a confrontation that became violent. EMS was immediately called and the male subject was flown to a Wichita hospital due to a life threatening head injury. He is currently in critical condition.

At this time no arrests have been made. The identities of both subjects are currently being withheld pending family notifications and in order for the initial stages of the investigation to conclude.

This investigation is ongoing. No further information will be released at this time.