Son injured in shootout with parents, Sauk County sheriff says

A 37-year-old man is in critical condition after authorities say he shot his way into his parent's home and was hit when they returned fire.

The Sauk County Communications Center received a 911 call about 3:45 a.m. Monday from a home in the village of North Freedom.

The caller was reporting that someone was shooting at their home. While dispatchers were getting more information, the caller said that the person had gotten into their home and gunfire was exchanged between the two.

Deputies arrived and found numerous windows shot out of the home. The suspect had shot his way through a patio door to gain entry. Deputies found the suspect on the ground suffering from numerous gunshot wounds. Deputies also located the two residents of the home inside and they were not injured.

Investigators say the 37-year-old son of the residents arrived and started shooting the windows out of the home in an attempt to get inside.

Both parents retreated to the basement of the home as the son made entry.

The son fired numerous rounds inside the home and stopped to reload. As the son proceeded down a hallway to the basement, one of the parents, now armed with a firearm, fired back at the suspect striking him several times.

The son was transported to UW Hospital in Madison by Med-Flight Helicopter for treatment of his injuries. He remains in critical condition.

The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Reedsburg Police, Wisconsin State Patrol, North Freedom Fire and First Responders, Reedsburg Ambulance, and the Sauk County District Attorney’s Office.

This incident remains under investigation.

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