Police Respond to Apparent Shooting at Wisconsin Gas Station
UPDATE: FRANKSVILLE, Wis. (AP) – Authorities in Wisconsin say a man shot and killed another man at a gas station before fleeing and eventually dying in a shootout with an undercover investigator.
Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling says the events unfolded starting about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pilot Travel Center in the village of Caledonia.
Schmaling says a 32-year-old man approached and “viciously executed” a 22-year-old man putting gas in his car.
Schmaling says the gunman shot at another person then drove away.
The sheriff says the man then approached a person filling his car at a Mobil station about 2 miles away.
That man was an undercover investigator for the sheriff’s office, and the two men exchanged gunfire, leaving the suspect dead and the investigator wounded.
FRANKSVILLE, Wis. (AP) – Authorities in Wisconsin responded to an apparent shooting at a gas station, with one witness describing a “sea of people” fleeing the store.
Police were investigating Tuesday morning at the Pilot Travel Center in Franksville, a small town off Interstate 94 about 22 miles south of Milwaukee.
They released few details except to say that there was no threat to the community and that they were also investigating at a second gas station about 2 miles away.
A WISN-TV reporter tweeted that she saw a person lying on the ground near the station’s gas pumps, and a white sheet later covered the person.
A trucker who declined to give her name, citing fears for her safety, said one man fleeing the station told her someone was in the store shooting.