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Homicide at Kwik Trip in La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - La Crosse Police are investigating a homicide in downtown La Crosse early Sunday morning.

Police were called to the Kwik Trip at 506 Cass St. at 3:21 a.m. Officers found a crime scene inside the store and treated one man, according to a police report.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he died from injuries. Police have not said what those injuries were nor identified who the victim is except to say that he is a male.

Investigators have talked to witnesses and are reviewing surveillance video from the store, said Capt. Robert Lawrence of the La Crosse Police Department.

"We do have a lot of information. We do have, obviously, forensic evidence, we do have witnesses, we do have some things that really go in our favor. We're not releasing the specifics on what type of weapon or the type of injury, but it's very preliminary in the investigation," Lawrence said.

The police investigation did indicate that the homicide seems to be an isolated incident, Lawrence said. There are no known additional threats at this time and public safety is not in jeopardy.

Police said they called in additional officers, investigative staff, the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation, the FBI, the La Crosse County Medical Examiner's Office among other resources to help with the investigation.

They ask anyone in the community with information that could help the investigation to come forward and contact police. To remain anonymous, contact the La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 784-8477.

"Obviously one homicide is too many homicides. And we haven't had one for a while," Lawrence said. "The key is that I have every confidence that our department will solve this homicide as we've solved the others."

As of Sunday afternoon, the store is still closed. Yellow crime scene tape surrounds the perimeter of the store.

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