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Broad Daylight Shooting Near Busy Intersection Leaves Neighbors Rattled

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – A person was shot in the parking lot of a Walgreens pharmacy on the city’s west side, according to a police spokesman. Green Bay Police Department Captain Ben Allen said that an officer on routine patrol came upon some type of disturbance in the store’s parking lot at the corner of West Mason and Oneida streets at 1:13 p.m..

Officers quickly determined that there had been a shooting and learned that the victim had left the scene in a vehicle. He was located at a nearby hospital, though there was no word on his condition. According to a local media outlet, representatives from the medical examiner’s office also responded to the scene which could be indicative of a fatality. At this time, that has neither been confirmed or denied by police.

A male suspect who fled the scene on foot was later located in the area and taken into custody by police. They also recovered a gun and believe that it belonged to the suspect and that he was responsible for the shooting. Police are also looking for another individual described as a “person of interest” in the incident.

Captain Allen stated that the people involved in the disturbance are known to police but didn’t say if the suspect(s) and victim knew each other.

The afternoon shooting in a heavily developed and traveled area presented officers with a challenging scene. Storefront windows in the AutoZone located across West Mason Street were shattered by stray bullets from the gunfire. “Obviously a lot going on. Busy location. Lots of traffic in this area, so really a big scene and we’re trying to work through what we have here,” Captain Allen added.

Notre Dame Academy, located nearby on Mason Street, was put in lockdown as a safety precaution. Once police determined that the suspect’s trail was leading them away from the school, the lockdown was lifted.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance video from nearby businesses in a search for clues as to what may have transpired leading up to the shooting. “Certainly a very busy intersection, so if passersby saw something or were in this area around that 1:00 to 1:15 time and saw something, certainly reach out to the Green Bay Police Department and let us know. We’re willing to talk to anyone and everyone who may have been a witness to the incident,” Allen said.

Neighborhood resident Carol Burns was alarmed and said, “I have kids, and there’s a lot of little kids who live around here. And that’s scary, you know? Who’s to say they aren’t going to get shot walking down the street?”

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