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UPDATE: Police officer, 3 others dead Wisconsin shooting spree


9:30 p.m. A police officer and three others are dead following today’s shooting spree in Rothschild, WI. The officer was a with the Everest Metro Police Department.

The suspect is in custody.

5:45 p.m.

Gunshots have been heard at an apartment complex in northern Wisconsin where a suspect was holed up after a shooting that wounded at least two people other than the police officer.

WSAW-TV reports about a dozen gunshots were heard about 5 p.m. Wednesday. The station reported an ambulance went by after police said they were trying to engage the suspect.

Wausau Police Capt. Todd Baeten said earlier that a police officer was among the victims but would not give details on the officer’s injuries.

The shootings began at a bank in Rothschild where officers responding to a domestic situation arrived to find two people had been shot.

UPDATE: A shooting spree that spanned three locations in Wisconsin today has left at least three people shot, including a police officer.

The condition of the officer and the other victims is unknown at this time.


A SWAT team and other police officers are outside an apartment in northern Wisconsin as police investigate shootings at three locations.

Police in a small northern Wisconsin town say they were responding to a “domestic situation” at a bank when they arrived to find two people with gunshot wounds.

Police Chief Jeremy Hunt says officers were called to Marathon Savings Bank in Rothschild about 12:30 p.m. He said the suspect was gone when officers arrived.

Authorities say two shootings happened later at a law firm and an apartment in nearby Schofield. The area is about 90 miles west of Green Bay.

Schools in the D.C. Everest School District were put on lockdown, but the district posted on Facebook that the lockdown was lifted for all but two schools.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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