UPDATED: Wausau police to hold press conference on Thursday shooting

Police respond to a shooting near Grand Avenue in Wausau. Image courtesy: WAOW TV.
Police respond to a shooting near Grand Avenue in Wausau. Image courtesy: WAOW TV.

UPDATE: 12:20 PM- Wausau Police have called a 2 PM press conference to provide further information on this morning's shooting incident. WSAU News will be there and will have the latest on this story both on air and online shortly thereafter.


WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- Wausau police have confirmed multiple injuries in connection with a shooting Thursday morning near Pine Grove Cemetery on Grand Avenue. 

Police say one person was taken into custody near Curling Way and they don't believe the public is in danger. WAOW TV reports two people have been hospitalized. 

Names of those involved have not been released. No update on the condition of the victims has been made available. 

Police have confirmed that a fire in a nearby apartment complex at 121 Fulmer Street in Schofield is connected to the incident. According to WAOW TV, that fire has resulted in a gas leak. Multiple fire crews are on the scene along with the Marathon County Bomb Squad.

At least two nearby businesses have been evacuated.

Additionally, officers are asking for patience from the public in regards to non-emergency calls, as most patrol officers are working this case.

Tom King

Tom grew up in Wausau listening to sports on WSAU and music on our sister stations WRIG and WIFC and decided early on that that was where he wanted to be. After graduating from Wausau East in the mid 70's Tom headed to UWSP. He worked at the college radio station WWSP and weekends on WIFC while earning a degree in Communication.

After college he worked a year at WKAU radio in the Fox Valley before returning to Wausau and moving into radio sales. He missed the on-air work and returned to the air when WOFM went on the air and when it was purchased by Midwest Communications was asked to take on the sports position on WSAU. He has spent the last 13 years as part of the WSAU morning team while also broadcasting Wausau East sports and contributing to the morning show on WIFC.

If you listen to the show you know that Tom is the coach of the Wausau American Legion Baseball team. He's married (Sandy) with two sons (Wade & Cory) and spends his spare time reading, listening to music, watching movies and tv shows and following most of the major sports.