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2 arrested in La Crosse drive-by shooting

LA CROSSE, Wis. - La Crosse police arrested two people in connection to a drive-by shooting on early Monday morning.

Police say two shots were fired into a house on the 2200 block of Kane Street at 2:17 a.m. No one was struck or injured.

Someone called 911 and gave police a description of the suspect's vehicle, which was later discovered had been stolen in the City of La Crosse.

A La Crosse police officer saw the vehicle on Winneshiek Rd. and tried to pursue it. The vehicle ended up in a snow bank in a dead end on St. James Street. The driver and passenger ran away.


Police later arrested Eric Loomis, 31, and Michael Vang, 27. Loomis faces the following charges: recklessly endangering safety (party to crime), knowingly fleeing an officer, operate motor vehicle without owners consent (party to crime), possession of a firearm-felon (party to crime), probation violation and resisting arrest. Vang faces the following charges: recklessly endangering safety, operate motor vehicle without owner consent, possession with intent to deliver-methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm-felon, resisting arrest and probation violation.

Officers recovered a sawed off 12 gauge shotgun in the vehicle along with two empty shotgun casings and several live rounds.

Police say the drive-by shooting does not appear to be a random incident.

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