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Janesville police investigate shooting

Victim: Stranger shot him near bike trail

JANESVILLE, Wis. - Janesville police are investigating a shooting early Monday morning after a man claimed he was shot by a stranger near a bike trail on the city's east side.

Police were called to the emergency room of St. Mary's Janesville hospital around 12:30 a.m. Monday.

According to Janesville Sgt. Dean Sukus, a Brodhead man told police he was shot by a stranger after the shooter flagged him and a friend down near the entrance to a bike trail at the corner of Wright Road and Skyview Drive.

The victim said his friend then drove him to the emergency room, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.

Anyone with information about this shooting should call Janesville police at 755-3100.

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