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Two arrested in Northside drive by shooting

Michael Vang Michael Vang
Eric Loomis Eric Loomis

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Two men are arrested following an early morning drive by shooting of a northside home.

According to La Crosse Police Sgt. Randy Rank, around 2:17 a.m., a car drove past 2231 Kane Street, fired two shots into the home, then drove off.

No one inside the home was wounded from the shooting.

Police officers later saw a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect vehicle on Winneshiek Rd.  When approached, the vehicle sped off and led officers on a chase to the end of St. James St. where the car crashed into a snowbank.

Although the two men in the vehicle ran, they were caught by police.

A sawed off 12 gauge shotgun, two empty shotgun casings, and additional ammunition was found in the car according to Sgt. Rank.

Arrested were 31-year-old Eric L. Loomis of 1607 Loomis St. in La Crosse, and 27-year-old Michael Vang of 918 Hood St. in La Crosse.

The men were arrested on the following charges:

Loomis: Recklessly endangering Safety (party to crime), knowingly fleeing an officer, operate motor vehicle w/o owners consent (party to crime), possession of a firearm-felon (party to crime), probation violation & resisting arrest. 

Vang: Recklessly endangering safety, operate motor vehicle w/o owners consent, possession w/intent to deliver-methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession firearm-felon, resisting arrest and probation violation.

Both men are in the La Crosse County Jail without bond awaiting formal charges by the District Attorney's office.


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