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One person hurt following two weekend shootings in La Crosse



The La Crosse Police Department is investigating shootings that happened both Friday night and Sunday morning.

The first shooting happened at a residence in the 600 block of Rose St. around 5:50 p.m. Friday. Responding officers said several rounds were fired into the residence, but no one was hit or injured. That investigation is ongoing, but police said the victim is not cooperating.

The second shooting happened at 3:51 Sunday morning. La Crosse Police responded to a residence that was hosting a party where shots were fired. One person was hit by a round but is expected to survive. There were no other reports of injuries. Police said that investigation is also ongoing but hindered because of lack of cooperation from those who were present.

Police do not know yet if the shootings are related. Anyone with information is asked to contact La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers at 608-784-TIPS, or submit a tip online. People can also download the Crime Stoppers App “P3” to submit a tip.

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 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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