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Fatal shooting on north side of La Crosse; no arrests yet

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Police tape surrounds a portion of the 700 block of Rose Street on Jan. 8, 2022, as police investigate a fatal shooting (PHOTO: Brad Williams)

One person is reported dead after a shooting early Saturday in the north side of La Crosse.

La Crosse Police responded to a shooting on the 700 block of Rose Street around 2:30 a.m.

One person was found shot, and died after being taken to a local hospital.

For a few hours after the shooting, drivers were asked to avoid Rose Street, which was closed between Hagar and St. Cloud Streets. Police activity appeared to be focused on an area outside the Verse Bar.

This is the first shooting death of 2022 in La Crosse.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the police at (608) 782-7575, or the Crime Stoppers line at (608) 784-TIPS, or contact the website at lacrossecrimestoppers.com.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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