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Lawton correctional officer shot several times outside her home

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Credit: KSWO

LAWTON, Okla. -Officials in Lawton are investigating after a correctional officer was shot several times outside of her home.

According to KSWO, an employee of the Lawton Correctional Facility was shot multiple times outside of her home as she was getting ready to leave for work on Wednesday morning.

As a precaution, officials at the correctional facility have placed it on lock down.

“No matter if a correctional officer is with the DOC or a private facility, they are all like family,” DOC Director Joe Allbaugh said. “When something happens to one, it reverberates throughout the entire department.

“The senseless violence that happened this morning is unconscionable. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and her family as she recovers. We are offering our full support to them.

“Additionally, we will assist the Lawton Police Department, The GEO Group and all other entities participating in this investigation in any way we can. We will find who is behind this senseless act and ensure they are punished to the fullest extent of the law.”