A shooting at a crowded Wisconsin bar on Sunday morning killed three people and seriously injured three others, signaling a two-state search for at least one gunman after authorities allegedly targeted the victims. He was arrested on Sunday afternoon.
The shooting occurred inside and outside the Somers House Tavern in Kenosha, Wisconsin, at 12:42 a.m. David Beth told a news conference Sunday. When a man who had been hit out of the bar returned with a handgun, he opened fire, Kenosha County Sheriff.
The incident occurred last night, and the suspect remains at large.
At least three people were killed, and two others were seriously injured in a shooting at a Kenosha bar in Wisconsin state, authorities said.
The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that the event took place at the Somers House Tavern bar at around 12:42 a.m. local time.
The perpetrator of the shots, identified as an African-American male, with an approximate height of 1.82, with a light-colored hooded diver, is being wanted by the authorities. The police classified this incident as “specific and isolated.” “We do not believe there is a threat to the community at this time,” said Sgt. David Wright, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
This attack comes after eight people were killed and five injured on April 15 when a gunman opened fire indiscriminately at a warehouse of the postal services company FedEx in Indianapolis. This and the recent shootings in the US have reopened the debate on greater gun control in the country.
On Friday, the president of the United States, Joe Biden, demanded the Senate to strengthen the control of firearms and stop “accepting a type of violence that has become too normal and causes 106 virulences a day in this land. Armed violence is an epidemic in the United States, but we must not accept it. We must act,” he urged.
It is practically impossible for legislative measures for greater control of this type of weapon to go through in the Senate, where Democrats have such a narrow majority that they would require to turn at least ten Republicans to reach them.
According to information from the Armed Violence Archive, this shooting is in addition to the more than 149 mass shootings that occurred this year.