MAYVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A shooting outside a senior living apartment complex in a small Wisconsin town left four people wounded, including the suspected shooter, law enforcement said Thursday.
Life-saving measures were performed at the scene after the shooting Wednesday evening in Mayville, and all four were taken by air to trauma centers, the Wisconsin Department of Justice said.
Spring Glen Apartments matches the location of the shooting provided by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities have not said if any residents of the senior living complex were involved or hurt in the attack. A message left at a possible number for the apartment building wasn’t immediately returned Thursday.
Mayor Rob Boelk has not responded to an Associated Press call for comment Thursday, but he told the Fond du Lac Reporter that the suspected shooter was in critical condition.
It has been a “troubling and disturbing night,” Boelk said.
“I walk past there every day and the one guy, he was on the stretcher, and it was horrible,” Tyler Sabel told WITI-TV.
Sabel’s mother, Kristy Dorsey, described the scene after the shooting as “the worst nightmare I saw in my life.”
Mayville is a town of 5,000 people about 50 miles northwest of Milwaukee. There was one homicide in the city between 2015 and 2019, according to statistics compiled by the DOJ.
Mayville Common Council member Dale Tollner said his ward includes the apartment building. He said no one has told him anything about the shootings. He described the area around the building as “small-town, not rough at all.”
Photos online show Spring Glen Apartments is a long, rectangular, two-story building surrounded by a parking lots on the edge of a woodrf area. Across the street stands a McDonald’s, a car wash, storage garages and a family-style restaurant.
The DOJ’s Division of Criminal Investigation and Mayville police are leading the investigation with help from the sheriff’s office, the State Patrol, and police departments in Horicon, Lomira and Theresa.
Mayville police referred questions to the DOJ. DOJ spokeswoman Gillian Drummond said she could offer no additional details.