Neenah native wounded in Ohio shooting is coming home

Alex Melchert

NEENAH, Wis. (WBAY) – A Neenah High School graduate who was shot and wounded at a rest stop near Columbus, Ohio, is expected to return to Wisconsin Thursday.

A statement from the College of Wooster’s dean of students says Alex Melchert “will continue his rehabilitation from the comfort of his own home.”

Dean Scott Brown says, “We wish Alex continued progress on his long road, and look forward to welcoming him back when he is able!”

Melchert, a freshman at Wooster, was shot six times on the morning of Oct. 2. It happened at a rest stop along northbound I-71 in Delaware County, Ohio.

Police said it appeared to be a random shooting.

The suspect in the shooting died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a police chase.