APPLETON — Appleton is offering support services for those in the community who were at Erb Park yesterday where a shooting injured one person. One person is in custody in what police are calling a targeted shooting.
“We are saddened by the events that unfolded at Erb Park yesterday, and our hearts go out to all those impacted,” read a news release from the city. “During times like these, we understand the importance of coming together to support one another.”
The Appleton Police Department has additional officers in the park for the day Tuesday as Park and Rec programs resumed.
If you or someone you know needs assistance navigating resources, please know that help is available. The Victim Crisis Response Team can assist in directing you to resources. To reach them visit the link below.
The Victim Crisis Response Team is dedicated to connecting individuals with the resources they need to heal and move forward.
Police say that at about 4:30 p.m. Monday, officers responded to reports of a disturbance at Erb Park, located at 1800 N. Morrison Street.
When police arrived, they found an injured person and several people fleeing from the park.
Medical attention was immediately given to the injured person who was promptly transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Officers secured a perimeter and utilized all available resources to identify those involved.
Police say the victim was targeted and the community is not currently in danger.
Witnesses or others with information are encouraged to contact the Appleton Police Department’s non-emergency line at 920-832-5500.