Janesville police investigating shooting near Lincoln Elementary School
JANESVILLE, Wis. — Janesville police are investigating after a man was shot near Lincoln Elementary School on Saturday evening.
According to Rock County Dispatch, a call reporting shots fired in the 1900 block of Conde Street came in at 4:4o p.m.
Law enforcement officials said, residents in the 700 block of Roosevelt observed one suspect take a bicycle from the area before leaving with someone.
Police said the resident where the bicycle was stolen from followed the suspects and made contact with them on Conde Street. The man was shot multiple times with a handgun, the report said.
The victim was transported to Mercy Hospital with life threatening injuries, the report said.
According to Janesville Police, the two suspects took the victim’s dark blue 2005 Chevy Impala and traveled west.
Police received a call at 5:11 p.m. about a suspicious vehicle near the 5100 block of Afton Road. Police confirmed that the vehicle was the victim’s stolen Chevy Impala.
Law enforcement officials said the area near the stolen car was secured by police to search for the suspects.
Police said one suspect is a black male between 17-20 years old, skinny build and wearing a light grey sweatshirt. He was last seen carrying a gallon sized water container and riding a ten speed style bike.
The other suspect is described as a black male with braided hair and six feet tall. He was last seen wearing a dark grey sweatshirt and riding a BMX style bicycle, the report said.
Officials encourage anyone who witnessed this incident or have surveillance video that may have captured any part to call the Janesville Police Department at 608-757-2244, Crime Stoppers at 608-756-3636 or leave an anonymous tip using the P3 app on your smart phone.
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