Published: Sat, May 18, 2019

Firefighter dies following shooting in Wisconsin

Firefighter dies following shooting in Wisconsin

Appleton police and firefighters responded to the transit center on the 100 block of E. Washington Street around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for a routine medical call, police said.

"I looked out the window and saw police flying", Appleton resident Michelle Berken told FOX 11. Another shooting victim was a police officer who is now recovering at a local hospital.

Dozens of people gathered at Core Church in Appleton on Thursday evening for a prayer vigil remembering fallen firefighter Mitchell Lundgaard.

After receiving assistance from first responders on the bus, the man left the bus was walking toward the nearby library building when he displayed a handgun and shots were exchanged between him and police, Thomas said. "And another shot was sacked and there was another male and he went down and I saw the shooter flee", Mourning said, according to the AP.

"So that the Appleton Fire Department and his family knew that even though he's not there at home, that he is guarded and we all feel that loss with them and for them", said Jones. I heard it again.

The firefighter, a 14-year veteran of the Appleton Fire Department, died hours after being shot. I saw the guy shoot a female and she went down. "And another shot was sacked and there was another male and he went down and I saw the shooter flee", Tori Mourning told WBAY.

Police say the 47-year-old died at a hospital from his injuries. "So I ran, and by the time I got to the top of my house to the bottom my kids all ducked down", she added.


Emergency vehicles escorted the firefighter's body in a flag-draped coffin to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office.

Appleton is about 120 miles from Madison.

The Appleton Fire Department confirmed a firefighter was killed in the line of duty during a shooting.

Gov. Tony Evers sent his condolences Thursday to the family and colleagues of the firefighter.

"We stand with our fearless first responders ... as they mourn this loss", Evers said.

'Funeral arrangements for the firefighter are still pending.

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