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Gov. Evers sends condolences to firefighter’s family

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Posted at 10:41 AM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 16:41:08-04

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the firefighter killed, three others injured in Wisconsin transit center shooting (all times local):

10:30 a.m.

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.


6:12 a.m.

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.