Ashland WI shooting: How shooting in Ashland WI happened

At an Ashland WI shooting today, at least one person was killed after multiple shots were fired and an officer was involved in the shooting.

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This happened Wednesday, May 22nd and police locked down the neighborhood south of downtown Ashland for several hours.

Ashland Police Chief Jim Gregoire confirmed that one person was dead, but said he had no other information.

Gregoire did not say who fired the fatal shots that killed the dead victim, or what agency the officer involved in the shooting represented. Gregoire did not also say when additional information might be released.

This was at about 6:45 p.m.

Ashland WI shooting: How shooting in Ashland WI happened

Shots rang through the neighborhood south of downtown Ashland on Wednesday afternoon, at about 3 p.m.

Witnesses have said they counted anywhere from five to about 15.

According to Daily Press, two men named Tim Piff and Josh Comer said they were walking down Fourth Avenue West at about 3 p.m. when they heard five gunshots fired about two blocks away.

Daily Press reports:

They continued into the 800 block of Fourth Avenue West where they saw police surrounding a home at 812 Fourth Ave. W. An officer told them to take cover and they hid between two houses across the street.

From their vantage point, they heard police yelling what sounded like, “Nelson come out with your hands up and we will help you,”

They said they heard police yell what sounded like the name Nelson dozens of times.

Police took cover around the house and continued to yell at someone inside to surrender, the two men said. Eventually, they watched as police used a battering ram to break down a door to the house and then rush inside.

They heard no additional gunshots, but did hear an officer yelling something about performing CPR.

Moments later, an ambulance arrived and its crew rushed into the garage of the home. They emerged later with an empty stretcher and no patient, the men said.

Police were said to be ordering residents in the neighborhood into their basements for safety. Fire Department medical crews staged on surrounding streets in case they were needed.

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