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Appleton firefighter killed in line of duty during shooting

Credit: NBC 26 Wisconsin
Published on May 16, 2019 - Duration: 01:52s

Appleton firefighter killed in line of duty during shooting

The Appleton Fire Department confirmed a firefighter was killed in the line of duty during a shooting.

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Appleton firefighter killed in line of duty during shooting

OF THE APPLETONFIRE DEPARTMENTHAS DIED IN THE LINEOF DUTY...AFTER ASHOOTING.IT HAPPENEDAROUND 5:30 LASTNIGHT...ON THE 100BLOCK OF EASTWASHINGTONSTREET.THAT'S THELOCATION OF THEVALLEY TRANSITCENTER.NBC26'S JENNIFERNAZHA IS LIVE ON THESCENE...WITH THEVERY LATEST FOR US.JEN?AS OF NOW... ONEFIREFIGHTER IS DEAD,A POLICE OFFICER ISINJURED AND TWOOTHER MEMBERS OFTHE PUBLIC AREINJURED AS WELL,ACCORDING THE THEAPPLETON FIREDEPARTMENT.(ad lib what you see onscene)APPLETON POLICESAY AT AROUND 5:30LAST NIGHTAUTHORITIES WERECALLED TO THETRANSIT CENTER, OFFWASHINGTON ANDONEIDA STREET,IN DOWNTOWNAPPLETON FOR AMEDICAL RELATEDINCIDENT.POLICE TELL US WHATSTARTED OUT AS AFAIRLY ROUTINE CALLENDED IN TRAGEDY."it's the same way that allof our jobs tend to work,something happened.

Idon't know whathappened, but ultimately ashooting did occur."THE APPLETON FIREDEPARTMENT SAYSTHE POLICE OFFICERWHO WAS SHOT ISNOW RECOVERING ATA LOCAL HOSPITAL.AND FUNERALARRANGEMENTS AREBEING MADE FOR THEFIREFIGHTER.THE FIREDEPARTMENT TELLSUS THEINVESTIGATION ISONGOING.THE FIRE CHIEF ANDMAYOR HANNAH...AREEXPECTED TO GIVE ANUPDATE SOME TIMETODAY.WE WILL KEEP YOUUPDATED AS WELEARN MORE.FOR MOREINFORMATION, CHECKOUR WEBSITE N-B-C-26 DOT COMThursday will kick off witha round of showers &storms. Skies willbecome partly to mostlysunny by afternoon withtemps warming into theupper 70s to lower 80s.Additional scatteredshowers & T'storms arepossible during the laterafternoon or evening.Although the bestchance for organizedsevere weather willremain to our south.....astrong/severe storm cannot be ruled out.Most of Friday looks dry,but a little cooler withhighs only in the upper50s to low-60s, thoughcooler lakeside.

Showerswill arrive towardssunset.The risk of rainfallincreases again i

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