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La Crosse Police investigate two weekend shootings

Kaitlyn Riley

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La Crosse Police are searching for a suspect and information after two gun-related incidents happened in the city.

The first incident started with La Crosse Police being sent to a local hospital for a person who walked into the emergency room with a gunshot wound. The victim said he was walking near 800 Main Street when he was confronted by a man with a white shirt over his face. The suspect had a gun and demanded his property.

The gunshot victim said he tried to run away when the suspect fired three rounds at him. One of those hit him in the arm. The victim told police he did not want anything done with the incident. He was treated and released from the hospital. Police said he is no longer cooperating with the investigation.

The second shooting happened in the area of 300 Pearl Street. Police were initially called for a large fight. Before arriving on the scene, dispatch said there were gunshots heard, as well.

An initial investigation showed shots were fired but nobody was hit by bullets. One person was hurt and needed medical treatment.

Jennifer Hendricks and Tyrone Johnson, of La Crosse, were charged as part of that incident. Police are looking for Walter Walker. They believe he fired the gun at the scene.

Anyone with information about either of these incidents is asked to contact the police department at 608-789-7240 or leave an anonymous tip with La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers at 608-784-TIPS or online.

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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