The Appleton firefighter killed in a transit center shooting has been identified as Mitch Lundgaard. On Wednesday, May 15, Lundgaard was among Appleton police and fire personnel who responded to the 100 block of E. Washington St .to assist a 47 year-old male who was having a medical emergency on a bus.
Responders provided medical assistance to the male and he started walking toward the library. According to information released by the fire department, while attending to the male the incident escalated into shots being fired. Lundgaard, a female bystander, and an Appleton police officer were struck. The officer has been released from the hospital and the female is in stable condition. The 47 year-old was transported to a hospital and died from his injuries.
More details are to be released later.
APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the firefighter killed, three others injured in Wisconsin transit center shooting (all times local):
A long line of emergency vehicles escorted the body of a firefighter killed in a shooting at a Wisconsin transit center from a medical examiner’s office in Milwaukee back to Appleton.
Police on motorcycles led the procession as it made its way north about 120 miles (193 kilometers) on Interstate 41. Firefighters with their truck lights flashing positioned themselves on interstate overpasses as the procession passed by on the way to an Appleton funeral home.
The 14-year veteran of the Appleton Fire Department was killed Wednesday evening at Valley Transit, where a police officer and two others were injured in the shooting. Authorities have so far provided few details about the incident and the conditions of the injured, but planned a news conference for Thursday afternoon.
Gov. Tony Evers is sending his condolences to the family and colleagues of the firefighter killed in a shooting at a Wisconsin transit center.
In a statement released Thursday on Twitter, Evers said he and his wife, Kathy, “send our deepest sympathies to the family, friends (and) colleagues of the firefighter who lost their life last night.”
“We stand with our brave first responders … as they mourn this loss,” Evers said.
Officials have not yet identified the firefighter. A police officer was among those injured during the shooting Wednesday evening at Valley Transit in downtown Appleton. Police have not said whether anyone is in custody but said there is no ongoing threat to the community.
Officials say a firefighter responding to a medical emergency has been killed in a shooting in Wisconsin that left three others injured.
Authorities say the shooting happened after police and firefighters responded to a medical emergency around 5:30 p.m. in downtown Appleton. Police say there is no ongoing threat to the community, but didn’t say if anyone is in custody.
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.
Appleton is about 120 miles (193 kilometers) north of Milwaukee.