One man is dead following a volley of gun-fire Monday night into Tuesday morning. At about 9:02 pm, police received a report of an active shooter. A carpenter who was living in the home temporarily with his wife was shot in the head by a gunman for reasons unknown at this point. KCE is not naming the victim or the dead shooter until the names are released to the public by police. The carpenter remains in a coma at Froedert hospital. He was also shot in the leg and had surgery to place a metal rod to stabilized his leg. The bullet cannot be removed from his head for now and the man’s prognosis is unknown. There was another victim that was believed to live in the “mother-in-law” suite behind the home. Miraculously, this victim only required stitches as the bullet made long path through the body but missed organs an larger blood vessels.
According to an anonymous source, there were at least 40 bullet holes in the home’s interior and exterior. Police were not sure yet if the bullets that killed the shooter came from police or were self-inflicted. Police believed that there may have been hostages in the home, so they used a battering ram to gain entry into the home. They found the shooter dead, eliminating the need for an expensive trial.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigations has not released any information about the investigation. They are investigating the shooting because of the “Michael Bell” law.