Search and Rescue Volunteer Shot in Nevada County Wilderness Identified

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Photo of Steve Wolf provided by the Placer County Sheriff's Office.

Photo of Steve Wolf provided by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

NEWCASTLE — The search and rescue volunteer shot in the Nevada County wilderness while helping crews look for a missing hiker has been identified.

Steve Wolf, 69, was with two other volunteers about three miles from the town of Washington when he was struck in the hip by gunfire Tuesday evening.

Wolf was airlifted to Sutter Roseville Hospital, where investigators say he is stable.

The search for the shooter is ongoing. No information about a possible suspect was identified.

The search of the missing hiker, identified as 75-year-old Timothy Hansston, has been suspended.

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