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Police investigate shots fired in La Crosse neighborhood

Police investigate shots fired in La Crosse neighborhood


La Crosse police are asking for help investigating a shooting in the Powell-Poage-Hamilton Neighborhood.

According to the La Crosse Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Fifth Avenue South at 5:25 a.m. Thursday after someone reported a person entering their vehicle.

Investigators reviewed the homeowner’s surveillance camera and learned that shots were fired during the incident.

The camera shows the suspect approach the victim’s car and remove the front bumper. The suspect went north on Fifth Avenue toward Johnson Street, then shots can be seen being fired from the suspect’s vehicle. The shots struck the victim’s residence, and a round can be seen hitting the victim’s car, breaking the windows.

No one was injured; however, police are looking for community assistance identifying the suspect, who was described as a man wearing a black-and-white plaid flannel-type shirt, knee-length shorts and white socks.

Contact the La Crosse police at 608-785-5962 with any information.

To remain anonymous, contact La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers at 608-784-8477 or submit online at

People also can download the Crime Stoppers App “P3” to submit a tip via smartphone.


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