Late night shooting in Sparta leaves one man dead, another injured

Late night shooting in Sparta leaves one man dead, another injured

A shooting late Saturday night in Sparta left one man dead and another with life-threatening injuries.

Sparta Police Officers were dispatched to 217 North Spring Street at 11:10 p.m. for a report of a possible shooting.

Upon arrival, police found a 41-year-old unresponsive man near a vehicle in the driveway with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other man, 23-years-old, was found inside the vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. He was flown to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.

The 2 men were not related, and the incident does not appear to be random. Police say the public is not in danger and the area is safe.

Assisting Sparta Police were the Monroe Co. Sheriff’s Dept., Wisconsin State Patrol, Monroe Co. Medical Examiner, Sparta Area Ambulance Monroe Co. Communications Center and Ft. McCoy Police Communications Center.

The identities of the men have not been released, and the incident is still under investigation.