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Shooting in Kenosha leaves 3 dead, 2 wounded; suspect at large

Three people were killed and two others were injured early Sunday morning from a shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The shooting happened at around 12:42 a.m. at the Somers House Tavern in Kenosha, where three people were pronounced dead at the scene. The two victims with gunshot wounds were taken to local hospitals with serious injuries.

Authorities provided few details about the shooting, only saying that the deadly incident “appears to be a targeted and isolated incident.”

“We do not believe there is a threat to the community at this time,” the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. “The names, ages, and cities of residence for the victims are still being determined.”

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The suspect is still at large.

“The suspect is described as a black male over six feet tall wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt,” Sgt. David Wright said in the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department’s media release.

Sheriff David Beth gave a press conference on Sunday morning, and said the department wasn’t ruling out the possibility of more than one person involved in the shooting, according to WTMJ-TV.

“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. “So there could be more than one, absolutely.”

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.”

“I don’t know if the gunman was known to the victims, but I currently believe that the gunman knew who the victims were,” Beth stated. “Whether the victims knew the gunman, I don’t know that.”

Sheriff Beth noted that he believes there were multiple handguns used in the shooting.

“I believe they were handguns,” Beth said when asked about the type of firearms used in the shooting. “From the best I can determine, handguns were used here.”

The shooting investigation is active, and police are asking that anyone with information should contact the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.

Kenosha made national headlines last August when Kyle Rittenhouse shot two people dead and wounded another during riots in the city sparked by the police-involved shooting of Jacob Blake.

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