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DOJ: Man shot three people outside Mayville apartments before shooting himself

Published: Sep. 16, 2020 at 8:37 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2020 at 5:34 PM CDT
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MAYVILLE, Wis. (WBAY) - A 72-year-old man shot three people before turning the gun on himself in Mayville Wednesday night, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice. The DOJ says the shooter and three victims are expected to survive.

At about 7:30 p.m., police were called to a shooting outside the Spring Glen apartment complex on Horicon Street. The apartments are listed as an affordable rental housing community.

Three people were in the parking lot when the 72-year-old shooter, a white man, approached them. There was an argument, and the man pulled a gun and shot the three victims before turning the gun on himself.

Investigators say the shooter and the victims knew each other prior to the shooting.

The victims are identified as a 53-year-old white woman, a 64-year-old white woman, and a 67-year-old Asian American man.

The shooter and victims were airlifted to trauma centers. Again, all four are expected to survive their injuries.

No names were released.

“These are all people that I’m friends with. I like them. I love being here, but to have this happen," Spring Glen tenant Diane Diels said. “It affects all of us, 'cause we all victims of this crime now, too, 'cause now we don’t feel safe in our own home.”

Investigators have not said what the argument was about or discussed a possible motive for the shooting.

“Everybody’s friendly here. Everyone’s nice to each other,” said a tenant who asked not to be identified.

He said he didn’t hear the shooting and learned about it when police told him to stay inside. “It’s still a tragedy itself because it shouldn’t have happened. They were innocent people that got injured,” he added.

“I hope they survive and they’re okay. I mean, if they were elderly victims there could be a lot of complications over and above the shooting," Mary Muskovitz from Mayville expressed.

“Heartbreaking news out of Mayville where several people were injured in a shooting last night,” said Gov. Tony Evers. “My heart goes out to these individuals, their families, and the community as they grapple with this tragic incident.”

PREVIOUS UPDATE

Authorities say four people are seriously injured following a shooting incident in Mayville Wednesday night.

According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a call regarding a shooting incident at 7:24 p.m. Wednesday at the Spring Glen apartments on Horicon Street in Mayville.

The apartments are listed as an affordable rental housing community.

Late Wednesday night, the Wisconsin Department of Justice announced the shooting happened outside the apartment complex.

When emergency crews arrived, they found four patients, and life saving measures were performed.

The Sheriff’s Office says all four people were flown to hospitals.

According to the DOJ, one of the four people injured is believed to be the shooter.

At this time, authorities say there is currently no threat to the public due to all involved individuals being accounted for.

“Heartbreaking news out of Mayville where several people were injured in a shooting last night,” said Gov. Tony Evers. “My heart goes out to these individuals, their families, and the community as they grapple with this tragic incident.”

Horicon Street, also known as Wisconsin Highway 28, was closed from Clark Street to County TW during the investigation. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says the roadway reopened to traffic Thursday morning.

Multiple agencies have assisted the Mayville Police Department and the Department of Criminal Investigation, including the Horicon, Lomira, and Theresa Police Departments, the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory,

More information is expected to be released sometime on Thursday. Action 2 News will keep you updated.

ORIGINAL POST: WisDOT reports all lanes of east and westbound traffic of Wisconsin highway 28 in Mayville are currently closed.

According to 511, the closure is between County TW to Clark Street.

Our ABC affiliate in Madison, WKOW, reports there is a large police presence, and says the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed there is no ongoing threat to the public.

The incident was first reported just before 8 p.m., and the closure is estimated to last for about two hours.

No other details were immediately provided.

Check back for more details as information becomes available.

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