Wisconsin firefighter killed in shooting; police officer, 2 others also shot

  • Source: WBAY-TV ABC 2
  • Published: 05/16/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: The Appleton Fire Department says the firefighter who was shot Wednesday night has died. The firefighter's name has not been released, but the statement says the firefighter had been with the department for 14 years. Funeral arrangements are pending. Fire Chief Jeremy Hansen and Mayor Hanna will make a statement to the media on Thursday at the Appleton Police Department. A procession was held overnight in Milwaukee as the firefighter's body was brought to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office. Firefighters lined the street as emergency vehicles escorted the body. Appleton police say an officer and a firefighter were among four people wounded in a shooting near the city transit center Wednesday evening. Meghan Cash of the Appleton Police Department says police and fire departments responded to the transit center for a medical call shortly after 5:30 p.m. While they were treating the person, "the incident escalated into shots being fired." Police are still trying to determine what led up to the shooting and exactly how many rounds went off.


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