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Wausau Police investigate incident where a shot was fired

Wausau Police Department

Wausau Police say no one got hurt in an apparent shooting incident outside a west side bar.

Police say it happened early yesterday (Wednesday) morning outside M & R Station.

Police were called at 1:40 a.m. with a report of a fight in the parking lot.

The first officer on the scene saw a group of men in the parking lot, and one of them appeared to have a handgun.

The officer ordered the man to drop the weapon, but he ran.

A single gunshot was heard from the area where the suspect was.

He was not found, but a handgun was recovered at the scene.

Anyone with knowledge of the incident is encouraged to contact Detective Max LaPorte at 715-261-7854. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can submit a tip through Marathon County Crime Stoppers by calling 1-877-409-8777 or by visiting www.marathoncountycrimestoppers.org.

The case remains under investigation. No further details will be provided at this time.

John Burton is the WXPR Morning Edition Host.