Wisconsin firefighter shot and killed while responding to medical emergency

Wisconsin firefighter shot and killed while responding to medical emergency

The shooting happened after police and firefighters responded to a medical emergency around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Valley Transit in downtown Appleton, fire and police officials said.

"I looked out the window and saw police flying", Appleton resident Michelle Berken told FOX 11.

A police officer and two other people were hospitalized following the shooting, the Appleton Fire Department said. The shooting left three others, including a police officer, injured. Representatives of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association responded to the scene, executive director Jim Palmer 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. I heard it again.

Lundgaard, a 14-year veteran of the Appleton Fire Department, was married and had three children.

Tori Mourning, a witness, told the ABC affiliate that at first it sounded like a lawnmower backfiring. I saw the guy shoot a female and she went down. So we're just happy we could get them there and get them the medical attention they needed, ' Cash said. "And another shot was sacked and there was another male and he went down and I saw the shooter flee", Mourning told local news station WBAY-TV. A police spokesperson said she was unsure whether a suspect was arrested.

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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.

Fire trucks from St. Lawrence, Slinger, Allenton and other departments in Washington County are waiting for the firefighters body to pass as it is transported back to Appleton this morning.

A procession was held to escort the body of a fallen firefighter, Mitch Lundgaard, in Appleton, Wisconsin, on Thu., May 16, 2019.

'Funeral arrangements for the firefighter are still pending.

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.

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