Published: Sat, May 18, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

‘My Kids All Ducked Down’: Firefighter Dies Responding To Shooting In Wisconsin

‘My Kids All Ducked Down’: Firefighter Dies Responding To Shooting In Wisconsin

'One of the other people shot was an Appleton police officer who is recovering in a local hospital.

It's believed the same man who called 911 for medical attention opened fire at the emergency responders.

Allenton Firefighter Ron Naab said Washington County had 16 bridges and overpasses covered with local fire departments.

Green Bay Police are investigating the incident. Fire Chief Jeremy Hansen and Mayor Hanna will make a statement to the media on Thursday at the Appleton Police Department.

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

Police in Wisconsin say the man who was the subject of a medical emergency call that led to the death of a firefighter also died in the altercation. The woman was hospitalized in stable condition, and the officer was treated and released. That's the location of the Valley Transit Center.

"I looked up. I heard a pow and I thought it was the lawnmower firing". I heard it again.

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'I saw the guy shoot a female, and she went down, ' Mourning added, 'and another shot was sacked, and there was another male, and he went down, and then I saw the shooter flee'.

"I screamed through my house that those are gunfire and everyone get down".

Mourning says as soon as she knew it was gunfire, she told her kids to duck down for protection.

The procession made its way through the Fond du Lac area close to mid-day today, as it went from the Milwaukee Medical Examiner's Office to the Brettschneider-Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel in Appleton.

The procession carrying the Appleton Firefighter passed through Allenton at 11:59 a.m. Firefighters lined the streets, as emergency vehicles escorted the body.

Firefighters stood silently at the medical examiner's office as the procession began, just as they had when the body arrived in a flag-draped casket overnight.

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

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