Police find little cooperation in shooting of man in high school parking lot

Updated: 4:35 p.m. on Jan. 30, 2022

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — Up to 40 people witnessed a fatal shooting outside Beloit Memorial High School after a basketball game yet investigators are frustrated by the lack of cooperation.

Eyewitnesses are refusing to talk with police in the Saturday night killing of a 19-year-old man in the school's front parking lot.

Beloit Police Chief Andre Sayles says his officers "have grown tired" of the people who are refusing to speak.

No suspects have been taken into custody.

The shooting took placed shortly before 9 p.m., though the man had been taken to a local hospital by the time officers arrived at the scene.

The victim, a former Beloit student, died at the hospital. No current students were involved.


Posted: 10:16 a.m. on Jan. 30, 2022

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — One man was killed in a shooting outside Beloit Memorial High School where a basketball game was being played, authorities said.

Beloit police say the man was taken to a local hospital Saturday night where he died. It's not clear whether the shooting happened during or after the game between Beloit and La Follette High in Madison.

The school was put on brief lockdown following the game, at which time players from visiting La Follette were escorted to their bus and returned home.

It was the second homicide that happened in Beloit on Saturday and the third in the city in less than four days.

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