Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed the killing of three persons and two seriously injured in an opened fire at a tavern in southeast Wisconsin overnight.
Authorities have therefore launched a manhunt for the suspect who appeared to have shot on target.
Sheriff David Beth who said investigators are asking for the public’s help in finding the shooter or shooters, urged anyone with information to contact authorities.
Although Beth said, “We don’t believe this was a random act,” but “I don’t believe that the people in this area are in harm’s way because of the suspect still not being captured.”
He stated that about 100 officers from multiple agencies “are scouring the area trying to come up with any video footage and anything that can help us at the scene right now.”
The Governor of Wisconsin, Tony Evers in a statement after the report of the shooting, said his “heart breaks for Kenosha.”
“I want to thank the first responders who reacted quickly and are still working to investigate and find those involved in this senseless tragedy.”
Evers added that he and his wife will “join Wisconsinites in hoping and praying those injured will recover from their injuries. We are thinking of the families and loved ones affected and the entire Kenosha community as they grieve and grapple with yet another tragic incident of gun violence.”
An analysis of data from the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), local media, and police reports, say the United States has suffered at least 47 mass shootings since March 16.