Appleton Firefighter Killed in Line of DutyThe Appleton Fire Department is saddened to announce the line of duty death…
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A Wisconsin firefighter was shot and later died, and three other people were shot, at the scene of a medical emergency Wednesday night.
The 14-year veteran of the Appleton Fire Department died after he was rushed to a local hospital, the department said in a statement posted to Facebook.
One of the other three shooting victims was an Appleton police officer who’s recovering at a local hospital.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
The body of a fallen Appleton firefighter was escorted early Thursday morning to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office. Firefighters and police officers saluted as the procession arrived. The firefighter was shot while responding to a medical emergency on Wednesday afternoon. A police officer was also shot and is being treated at the hospital.
Posted by Incident Response on Thursday, May 16, 2019
The Milwaukee Co. Medical Examiner’s Office confirms the body of the Appleton firefighter who was shot and killed yesterday was brought here by a police escort overnight @CBS58 pic.twitter.com/BTinHF6moP
— Andy Devine (@AndyDevineCBS58) May 16, 2019
Appleton Police Chief Todd Thomas has the latest on the shooting in the Valley Transit area this evening.STORY: https://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/local-news/breaking-appleton-police-handling-shooting-situation-in-downtown-area/2004889415
Posted by WFRV Local 5 on Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Viewer Tamara Owens sent us video of a man being handcuffed while on his stomach on a sidewalk. Police could not confirm anyone was in custody but the said there is “no ongoing threat to the community.”
Meghan Cash of the Appleton Police Department says police and fire departments responded to the transit center for a medical call shortly at 5:30 p.m. While they were treating the person, “the incident escalated into shots being fired.”
— WLUK-TV FOX 11 (@fox11news) May 16, 2019
#BREAKING: Four people, including a police officer and firefighter, have been injured in a downtown Appleton shooting….
Tori Mourning lives on Franklin Street, across from Valley Transit.
“I looked up I heard a POW, and I thought it was the lawnmower firing. I heard it again. I looked up because you could see the bus stop from my bedroom window, looked at the tree, I saw the guy shoot a female and she went down, and another shot was fired and there was another male and he went down, and I saw the shooter flee,” she described.
Mourning says as soon as she knew it was gunfire, she told her kids to duck down for protection.
“I screamed through my house that those are gunfire and everyone get down,” Mourning said, “so I ran, and by the time I got to the top of my house to the bottom my kids all ducked down, and by the time I got out there were sirens and the cops were here, Appleton, I mean the cops responded so fast it was ridiculous.”