Downtown Appleton Shooting Today – Law enforcement agencies and emergency crews are responding to a shooting in downtown Appleton, Wisconsin, on Sunday, December 24th, 2023. The Appleton Police Department says that officers were sent over a spot in the toco line following reports of shots fired in the area. At the time this report was made, sources confirmed that a person was shot on the side of his face, and he passed away from his injuries.
At the time this article was written, there had been no arrests, and no description of the shooter had been made public. The identity of the victim is yet to be released by the police.
Crime in Appleton, WI
Appleton, Wisconsin, is a relatively safe city when compared to the national average. The violent crime rate in Appleton is 20.4, which is significantly lower than the US average of 22.7. Property crime in Appleton is also lower than the national average, at 27.1 compared to 35.4. This indicates that Appleton has done a good job of keeping their citizens safe and secure by keeping both violent and property crimes lower than the national averages.
Appleton is a city north of Lake Winnebago, in Wisconsin. Overlooking the Fox River, the 1882 Hearthstone Historic House Museum has original Thomas Edison light fixtures. Nearby, in an old paper mill, the Paper Discovery Center includes interactive displays. The History Museum at the Castle features an exhibit on magician Harry Houdini. To the northwest, Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve has a nature center and trails.