Three killed and two wounded in shooting at Wisconsin tavern

Three people are killed and two are wounded in shooting at packed Wisconsin bar: Suspect was asked to leave and returned with a gun before opening fire

  • The suspect is still at large but police do not believe the public are in danger
  • Officials were still working to determine the identities of the people who died 
  • Police say there may have been more people wounded with less serious injuries 

Three people have been killed and two left wounded early Sunday morning in a shooting at a tavern in southeastern Wisconsin.

Sheriff’s officials said the suspect was asked to leave the Somers House Tavern in the village of Somers in Kenosha County, but then returned and opened fire.

No one has yet been arrested and the suspect is still at large, but police believe it was a targeted attack and that the public are not in any danger.

‘We believe our suspect knew who he was targeting,’ Kenosha Sheriff David Beth said said during a Sunday morning news conference. He asked that anyone with information about the incident to contact the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department. 

Three people have been killed and two left wounded early Sunday morning in a shooting at a tavern in southeastern Wisconsin

Beth left open the possibility that there was more than one suspect and said he believed at least one handgun was used.  

Officials are still working to determine the identities of the people who died. The two people who were wounded were taken to area hospitals. 

Police say there may have been more people with less serious injuries, and the sheriff’s department has contacted local hospitals to find them.

Somers is about 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of Milwaukee, not far from the Wisconsin-Illinois border. 

The incident is the latest in a string of mass shootings in the United States. On Thursday, eight people were killed at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis when a former employee entered the facility where 100 people were working and opened fire. 

Last month, a shooting at a Southern California office building left four people dead, including a child, and in a separate incident gunman Ahmad Alissa shot dead ten people including a police officer, in a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado.

The village of Somers, where the tavern is located, is about 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of Milwaukee, not far from the Wisconsin-Illinois border

On March 16, Robert Aaron Long, 21, gunned down eight people in a series of attacks at three Atlanta spas, with six of the victims being Asian women. 

The city of Kenosha, which is close to Somers, was the scene of serious unrest last summer, after police shot a young Black man, Jacob Blake, leaving him paralyzed. 

A white Illinois teenager was accused of fatally shooting two people during the Kenosha protests. Kyle Rittenhouse of Antioch, is charged with homicide and attempted homicide in the Aug. 25 shootings. He has pleaded not guilty and says he fired in self-defense. 

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