Gunfire Opens On Antigo, Wisconsin Prom Night, One Dead
Once again gun fire opens the headlines on state news. The sad state of affairs continues as too many guns, too few voters who care enough to say this must be dealt with, and too many politicians who are bought off by the NRA all contribute to the problems.
A 18-year-old who shot and injured two students outside Antigo High School after prom has reportedly died from wounds suffered when a police officer shot the suspect, authorities said Sunday. The Associated Press reported that the gunman is 18-year-old Jakob E. Wagner.
The gunman was armed with a rifle when he started shooting people as they left the school around 11 p.m. Saturday, according to Antigo Police Chief Eric Roller. Officers who were patrolling the school during prom responded. One of them shot Wagner with the rifle, according to police.
Wagner and both victims — a male and a female whose identities haven’t been released — were taken to Aspirus Langlade Hospital in Antigo, police said. The female victim was treated and released and the male victim was undergoing surgery for injuries that weren’t life-threatening, police told AP.
Langlade County Coroner Larry Shadick told AP that Wagner died shortly after 1 a.m. in the intensive care unit of a Wausau hospital.
The relationship between the shooter and the victims was not immediately clear as of early Sunday morning, according to Roller.
Antigo is a city of 8,000 35 miles northeast of Wausau.