Firefighter killed in Appleton shooting
APPLETON, Wis. — A firefighter who was injured in a shooting at an Appleton transit center overnight has died, according to multiple media reports.
The firefighter was among crews responding to a medical call at the Valley Transit Center Wednesday night when shots were fired while they were at the scene. The firefighter, a police officer, and several others were taken to the hospital.
The Appleton Fire Department has not yet released the firefighter’s name, but says they were a 14-year veteran of the 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.
The Appleton Police Department says they do not know how many other people were injured but several were taken to a local hospital.
Asked if a suspect had been apprehended, Cash did not respond directly, but said: “There is no threat to the community.”
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