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Shooting just south Sparta, involving police

Rick Solem

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A police-involved shooting south of Sparta led to a shutdown of Highway 27 for several hours, and has caused the temporary closing of a popular tavern.

It’s reported that one person was shot by police Tuesday night near the Cotter Pin bar and restaurant in Leon.

The shooting happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday and will be under investigation by an agency outside Monroe County.

Highway 27 through Leon was closed until about 5 a.m. Wednesday.

The Facebook page for the Cotter Pin says the bar is closed temporarily, and adds that the incident did not originate at the business.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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