Published: Sun, April 18, 2021
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Three killed and two wounded in shooting at tavern in Wisconsin

Three killed and two wounded in shooting at tavern in Wisconsin

Authorities in Wisconsin pleaded Sunday for help in locating a suspect who opened fire at a tavern in a confrontation that left three people dead and two people seriously injured.

Sheriff Beth said he doesn't believe there is an active threat to the public, "I don't believe the people in this area are in harm's way because of this suspect not being captured".

The incident happened at about 12:42 a.m. CT, according to the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department.

"We believe our suspect knew who he was targeting", Beth told a Sunday morning news conference.

"It sounds like one person got removed from the establishment and possibly came back a short time later" and started shooting, Beth said. The names of the victims have not been released.

PHOTO: Three people are dead and two people have been left with serious injuries following a shooting that took place at Somers House Tavern in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the early morning on Sunday, April 18, 2021.

"I kinda just figured, you know, it was someone popping shots off into the sky", witness Peter Ploskee said.

Beth did not rule out the possibility that more than one gunman was involved in the fatal shooting, saying more than one gun could have been used. The suspect apparently knew the victims and targeted them, although it is not clear whether the victims knew him.

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