September 17, 2021

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Suspect in custody after triple-fatal Kenosha bar shooting – New York Post

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Wisconsin police have a suspect in custody in the early morning shooting at a Kenosha bar that left three dead, according to cops and news reports.

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday evening that it had “a person of interest” in the deadly shooting at the Somers House Tavern around 1 a.m.

Police have not identified the suspect, but the arrest follows an hours-long manhunt for the shooter.

The unnamed suspect is being held on one count of first-degree intentional homicide, with additional charges expected to follow, according to the Kenosha News.

Authorities initially said two other victims were wounded in the incident, but Sheriff’s Sgt. David Wright told the outlet that three hurt people had been identified and were hospitalized — and said there may be a fourth.

The three people shot dead have not been identified.

Wright said police conducted “numerous interviews” with bar patrons and reviewed surveillance footage from the scene following the incident.

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said Sunday that there was a scuffle in the bar and the gunman was kicked out — only to return minutes later with a gun.

“I’m led to believe there was some type of confrontation inside,” the sheriff said. “The management asked that person to leave and then that person came back a short time later and shot people.”

“We believe our suspect knew who he was targeting,” Beth said.

One witness told Kenosha News that there was an exchange of gunfire.

The deadly incident comes after a rash of mass shootings across the US, including the deaths of eight people at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis Thursday.

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