Spectators in the area of Fourth and High Forest streets say a shot was fired after 6 p.m., but others in the area report that they did not hear anything. Police were called and shots were fired at officers. By 11 p.m., at least five police squad cars were blocking the intersection of the street.
Police were not available to comment on whether anyone was injured or what happened.
“Cops were out here for a good four or five hours trying to get in (before) they got in and brought three people out,” area resident Arzo Tureaud, III, said.
It is unclear whether the three people were taken into custody or just escorted from the premises.
By 11:30, police were seen leaving the area, with a few staying behind to check the house where the incident was reported, with a dispatcher from police saying everything in the area was safe.
A man with connections to both La Crosse and Winona counties was sentenced Thursday in federal court to more than nine years in prison after he was accused of dealing methamphetamine in both Wisconsin and Minnesota.