LOCKHART, Texas (AP) — Sheriff's officials south of Austin say a deputy was shot multiple times while responding to a home about a theft.

The shooting occurred late Thursday or early Friday at the home near the unincorporated community of Dale, northeast of Lockhart.

The Caldwell County sheriff's office says deputies came under fire as they approached the home. The wounded deputy was taken to a hospital and authorities have not provided a condition.

Two people were taken into custody and are being questioned. They have not been identified. It's not clear if one or both of them were involved in the shooting.

The Texas Rangers are leading the investigation.

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