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Mitch McConnell and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer were reportedly on a ‘hit list’ found inside the car of a gunman who shot dead retired judge, 69, at his home in Wisconsin

The shooter, 56, who also reportedly shot himself and survived, had a hit list in his car, featuring the McConnell, Whitmer,  Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, and Judge John Roemer, a police source told ABC

Police discovered this after receiving a 911 call about hearing shots fired and seeing an armed person around 6.30am on Friday, according to WISN. The caller, who was not named, had reportedly left the Wisconsin home and gone to a nearby home. 

When police and a SWAT team were able to get inside the home, they found Roemer zipped tied to a chair and fatally shot, WISN reported. It is rumored the judge’s son witnessed the shooting.

Authorities breeched the home shortly after 10.15am after failing to negotiate with the shooter.  

The assailant, whose name was not release, is currently in critical condition, Attorney General Josh Kaul said. 

Mitch McConnell

Gretchen Whitmer

Mitch McConnell and Gretchen Whitmer were reportedly on a shooter’s hit list, that was found inside his car at the scene of the shooting. The shooter killed a former Juneau County judge in his home on Friday morning 

The 56-year-old was found in the basement and was treated at the house before being taken to hospital, where he remains in a critical condition. 

The AG also said the politicians have been notified of the hit list. 

‘Those who may have been other targets have been notified of that, but we are not aware of any active threat to individuals,’ he said at a press conference. ‘At this point, we are not aware of any evidence indicating that there is any active danger to other individuals.

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‘If we become aware of any specific ongoing threat, we will certainly notify people when we are aware of that.’ 

The case is being handled as a homicide and a domestic terrorist case and authorities are looking into court records. Law enforcement believes the shooter’s outrage has to deal with a court case. 

Donna Voss, who lives next door, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel she was shocked.

‘One of my neighbors called and said what’s going on, what’s going on,’ she said.

‘It was really surprising something like this would happen around here. I still can’t comprehend it.’

Former Juneau County Judge John Roemer, 68, was found zip-tied and shot dead in his home

Former Juneau County Judge John Roemer, 68, was found zip-tied and shot dead in his home

A SWAT team was seen at the judge's house. Authorities arrived on scene around 6.30am and were unable to breach the home until 10.15am as the shooter was inside the home

A SWAT team was seen at the judge’s house. Authorities arrived on scene around 6.30am and were unable to breach the home until 10.15am as the shooter was inside the home 

A large police presence and a SWAT team were on scene on Friday. When they got inside, they found the shooter in the basement with a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound. The shooter was taken to a medical facility in critical condition

A large police presence and a SWAT team were on scene on Friday. When they got inside, they found the shooter in the basement with a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound. The shooter was taken to a medical facility in critical condition 

She said she heard police telling the person inside: ‘Come out with your hands up.’

Voss added of Roemer: ‘He was such a nice guy. Church goer. It’s terrible.’

Jackie, a former teacher who lives nearby, said she knew Roemer through two of his children, who were students of hers.

‘He walks his dogs all the time,’ she said. ‘He’s friendly, a nice enough guy.’

Roemer served as a Juneau County judge from 2004 until 2017. He had previously spent 12 years as assistant district attorney, and had worked as an assistant state public defender in Baraboo, Wisconsin. 

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