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UPDATE: Name of Medford shooting suspect released

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MEDFORD (WAOW) -- Shots fired inside a Taylor county home halted a high school football game for hours as students and staff were asked to take shelter.

Medford Police Chief Ken Coyer tells Newsline 9 they got a call just after 3 p.m. that shots had been fired at a home on Park Avenue. As a precaution, the chief says they stopped the Medford High School football game and asked everyone to go inside the building. The city of Medford was also on lock down as police were asking residents to stay inside, the chief said.

Authorities say they were given information on the suspect and his vehicle. They say they were able to determine the direction of travel of the suspect and eventually located the suspect's vehicle in the ditch of the 35000 block of County Highway M in Chippewa County.

Officials tell Newsline 9 a 19-year-old, Harrison C. Davis of Medford was arrested. They say they're recommending charges of 1st degree reckless endangerment, discharging a fire arm in a school zone and discharging a firearm into a building.

They say the public is not in any danger and all lock downs have been lifted.

The football game was delayed for about three hours. It did resume just after 6:00 p.m.

Newsline 9 will continue to update this story as more details become available.


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