Three killed and two wounded in shooting at tavern in Wisconsin

Three killed in Kenosha shooting

The incident occurred at Somers House Tavern in Kenosha, Wisconsin in the early morning hours of Sunday morning at approximately 12:42 a.m.

Three people have been killed and two have been seriously injured after a shooting at a tavern in Wisconsin.

Kenosha News quotes Sheriff Beth saying, "I'm led to believe there was some type of confrontation inside, the management asked that person to leave and then that person came back a short time later and shot people".

Kenosha County Sergeant David Wright said the shooting appeared to be a "targeted and isolated incident".

"From what I've been told, the three people who passed away probably knew each other".

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On Thursday night, at least eight people were killed in a late-night shooting at a FedEx facility in the United States city of Indianapolis by a gunman who is believed to have then killed himself.

Beth said it was not immediately clear why the gunman was asked the leave the tavern. The names of the victims have not been released.

The road leading up to the tavern was closed early Sunday while officials were investigating.

"I know that there was a confrontation obviously inside the building and I believe just outside the building there was another confrontation with gunfire", Beth said. The two victims with gunshot wounds were taken to local hospitals with serious injuries. He said he believed at least one handgun was used.

"I don't know if the gunman was known to the victims, but I now believe that the gunman knew who the victims were", Beth stated.

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