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UPDATE: One wounded in Jackson County shooting

TAYLOR, Wisconsin (WXOW) - There's more to the story behind the shooting of a man Wednesday evening in Jackson County.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department says the victim, identified as Robert Schafer, 25, of rural Taylor, was seen entering the vehicle of a woman who had taken a restraining order out on him.  The vehicle was parked in the driveway of her home in Taylor.

A man who was at the woman's home and the woman went out to contact Schafer.  When they did, Schafer approached 31-year-old Jarrod Thompson in what investigators say was a threatening manner.  Thompson warned Schafer to stop and told Schafer he had a gun.  When Schafer ignored the warning, Thompson fired once at Schafer and hit him in the lower abdomen. Schafer then fled the area.

Officers later discovered that Schafer was taken to a Whitehall hospital for treatment of the gunshot wound.  When they tracked him down, Schafer refused to talk to officers about the shooting.  He was later airlifted to Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse where he remains at this time.  A statement from the Jackson County Sheriff's Department says he won't be released anytime soon. 

The investigation into the shooting continues.  Sheriff Duane Waldera says no arrests or charges have been filed.

Schafer was wanted by Jackson County for violating a restraining order against the woman involved and probation violations. According to Sheriff Waldera, in the past several weeks, Schafer had committed several violations of the restraining order, other domestic acts, then running from the scene before law enforcement could arrive.


TAYLOR, Wisconsin (WXOW) - One person is injured in what is described by law enforcement as a possible domestic related shooting in the Jackson County village of Taylor Wednesday evening.

According to information from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, the shooting happened at 325 Highland Drive shortly after 7:30 p.m. when the department received a report of a shooting. 

By the time deputies arrived, the victim had already been taken by another person to Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall.  In a statement from the department, after initial treatment for an undetermined number gunshot wounds, the victim was flown to Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse.

Deputies did find the person who did the shooting at the scene and are currently interviewing that person at the Jackson County Sheriff's Office in Black River Falls. The statement from Jackson County says that no arrests have been made at this time.

Jackson County Sheriff Duane Waldera stated that a domestic type incident led to the shooting.

No names of any of the people involved were released by the department. The department did state that the public is in no danger. 

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