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Lake Hallie shooting leaves 5 dead, two injured

Kaitlyn Riley

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The total victims deceased include two adult females, two adult males and one juvenile male.

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call of a shooting incident in the Village of Lake Hallie on Sunday, July 28.

When law enforcement arrived at the residence, they found the bodies of an adult male and female. Two other adults had gunshot injuries and were taken to an area hospital.

Deputies went to the residence of one of the deceased in the Town of Lafayette at 2:30 a.m. to make contact with family when they found three other deceased gunshot victims.

The same shooter is suspected in both homicide investigations and is among the deceased, according to the sheriff’s office. The total victims deceased include two adult females, two adult males and one juvenile male.

The sheriff’s office said residents are not in danger.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in both radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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