A police spokesperson told WBAY that police and fire units were responding to the Transit Center for a medical call at around 5:30 p.m. local time.
"I looked up I heard a POW, and I thought it was the lawnmower firing".
Firefighter Mitch Lundgaard was killed, and the 47-year-old who had been helped later died at a hospital. Three other people, including a police officer, were also shot.
Four people were struck, including a firefighter and police officer.
After receiving assistance from first responders on the bus, the man left the bus was walking toward the nearby library building when he displayed a handgun and shots were exchanged between him and police, Thomas said. "I looked up because you could see the bus stop from my bedroom window, looked at the tree, I saw the guy shoot a female and she went down, and another shot was sacked and there was another male and he went down, and I saw the shooter flee", she described. The Appleton Fire Department, with permission from the Lundgaard family, has set up a donation page in his honor on GoFundMe. I heard it again.
The 14-year veteran of Appleton Fire Department leaves behind a wife and three young children. I saw the guy shoot a female and she went down. "And another shot was sacked and there was another male and he went down and I saw the shooter flee", Mourning told local news station WBAY-TV.
"It's going to be a hard day for us, especially during Police Week, to have something like this happen", she said. Firefighters lined the streets, as emergency vehicles escorted the body.
A procession was held overnight in Milwaukee as the firefighter's body was brought to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office.
Gov. Tony Evers sent his condolences Thursday to the family and colleagues of the firefighter. So we're just happy we could get them there and get them the medical attention they needed, ' Cash said.
The procession route traveled east along College Avenue through downtown Appleton, turns north on Drew Street, past Fire Station 1, then west on Hancock Street and south on Oneida Street to Brettschneider-Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel.
Authorities said the investigation into the incident is ongoing and that funeral arrangements are pending for the firefighter.