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One injured in Appleton shooting

APPLETON – Police have arrested one person following a shooting that caused several schools to go into lockdown.

Appleton police were called shortly after 1 p.m. today, April 25, 2017, to the 2900 block of N. Union Street to investigate a report of a shooting, according to the Appleton Police Department.

Arriving officers located a 35 year old shooting victim in a parking area outside the apartment building.  The individual, who suffered a lower body injury, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.  He remains hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. He is from Manitowoc, according to an Appleton Police Department news release.

The victim was transported to an area hospital, according to Sergeant Dave Lund with the Appleton Police Department.

Fox Valley Lutheran, Mount Olive, Classical Elementary, Einstein, Ferber, Ferber, Franklin, St. Pius, Xavier Middle School and Appleton North High School all went on lockdown while the shooter remained at large, according to police.

The Appleton School District notified families through its Infinite Campus system but asked them not to immediately report to the schools.

Based on information received from witnesses, officers were able to quickly develop a suspect.  Officers checking possible areas for the suspect located him at Riverside Cemetery. He was with a sibling. Both subjects were taken into custody without incident. The sibling, who was not involved, was released a short time later.

A suspect was captured about 2:30 p.m., according to police, and the lockdown was lifted. School was dismissed uninterrupted, according to the school district.

Police are continuing their investigation by interviewing a 28 year-old Appleton man. Officers remained at the apartment complex throughout the afternoon to interview people who were present, while also collecting evidence from inside an apartment and outside the building.  Charges will be requested through the Outagamie County District Attorney’s Office upon conclusion of the investigation.

The shooting followed a separate stabbing incident earlier in the day in Grand Chute.

Police were sent to the 1500 block of Tri Park Way in Grand Chute for a disturbance at an apartment.

When they arrived, they found a 31-year-old man unconscious with multiple stab wounds. He was transported to the hospital for his injuries, according to WFRV-TV.

A preliminary investigation showed that the incident started over one roommate making noise while others were trying to sleep. A 23-year-old was arrested.

Photo via @AppletonPD_WI on Twitte
Photo via @AppletonPD_WI on Twitter.

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