Jakob E. Wagner Identified as Suspect in Wisconsin Prom Shooting
Police killed the lone shooter at around 1 a.m. local time, CBS News reported. The 18-year-old suspect has not been named.
According to reports at 10:30 a.m., Jakob E. Wagner was identified as the gunman.
— Shannon Thatcher (@ShannonT102179) April 24, 2016
Preliminary reports said that three people were injured, but according later reports from ABC News and The Associated Press, two were injured. The third victim may have been the suspect who died.
The suspect, who was armed with a rifle, “showed up” at Antigo High School on Saturday night and began firing outside the building where the dance was located, the police chief of Antigo, Eric Roller, told CNN. Antigo is a city of 8,000 people located about 150 miles north of Milwaukee.
“Officers were in the parking lot patrolling the activities and heard the shots, and an officer immediately fired upon the shooter, stopping the threat,” he said in a statement. “All the people within the prom were eventually escorted from the school and are safe.”
One of those injured in the shooting is said to be in critical condition, CNN reported.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 24, 2016
The identities or sexes of the victims have not been released.
“I didn’t see anything suspicious. I didn’t feel any bad vibes. It seemed like it was going to be a normal prom,” a mother of one of the students who was at the prom told WSAW-TV. She got a call from another mother, Sonia Reed, who said police were at the school and had “somebody down” in front of the school offices.
The person, she said, was wearing camouflage plants and a dark shirt.
“I have two other children that’s in the high school, and they don’t want to go back, period,” Reed said. “They’re just beyond freaking out here.”
After the shooting, students were escorted safely from the dance and victims’ families were notified.