Police investigating gunfire exchange in Neenah

NEENAH, Wis. - Neenah Police have asked for the public's help in identifying anyone involved in a shootout in a busy store parking lot Sunday.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired at the Shopko on South Green Bay Road in Neenah just before 6 p.m. Sunday.

Two vehicles allegedly exchanged gunfire and left the scene before officers could get there, police said.

Police don't know if anyone was injured.

Shoppers at the store told NBC26 they're surprised something like that would happen in what they consider to be a normally safe neighborhood.

"Good schools. Nice city to raise your kids in," said Jodi Gostas of Neenah, 

She said she was going to pick up a prescription Sunday evening, but postponed her trip when she heard about the shooting. 

"It's worrisome. I thought, 'Oh i should go pick it up,' and then I heard what happened. I was like, 'It can wait.' I didn't want to drag myself or my kids into any danger," said Gostas. 

The shooting took place near one of the busiest roundabouts in the city during the day, which is concerning the Neenah Police Department.

"It's very disturbing," said Police Chief Kevin Wilkinson. "This isn't something that happened in a back alley in a bad part of town late at night. It's just right in the heart of town, right in the middle of a busy time of day where anybody could have been exposed to that."

While it's not unusual to see weapons brandished in Neenah, it's rare to have someone actually fire a gun in the city, according to Wilkinson.

The Neenah Police Department is still investigating, and officers have not released any information about what may have led up to the incident.

If you have any information about the alleged shootout, you're asked to call Neenah Police or text the Winnebago CountyWide Crime Stoppers at (920) 231-8477.

 

 

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