Wausau police and the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigations has declined to confirm the casualties. (Image courtesy: Flickr) Photograph: (Others)
A suspect has been reportedly taken into custody by the police
A police officer and three other people were killed in a string of shootings that unfolded three small communities in central Wisconsin, local media reported on Wednesday.
A suspect was taken into custody by police at an apartment complex in Weston, Wisconsin, following the incident, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel newspaper reported. Weston is about 90 miles west of Green Bay.
Todd Baeten, police captain for Wausau, Wisconsin, told an afternoon press conference that the incident began shortly before 1 pm central time when shots were reported fired at the Marathon Savings Bank in the nearby town of Rothschild.
Baeten told the news conference that several minutes later a similar report was received from a law firm in Wausau before officers converged on the apartment complex.
Wausau police and the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigations declined to confirm the casualties to Reuters.