3 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at Wisconsin tavern, official says

Ross Houston
April 18, 2021

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth confirms "multiple people are dead" after the shooting at the Somers House bar just after midnight early Sunday morning.

Sheriff's officials said the suspect was asked to leave the Somers House Tavern in the village of Somers in Kenosha County, but then returned and opened fire. The survivors were taken to area hospitals.

No one has yet been arrested and the suspect is still at large, but police believe it was a targeted attack and that the public are not in any danger.


Deputies said Sunday morning that they still have to figure out the names, ages, and cities of residence of the victims.

In a statement sent out earlier Sunday, Sgt. David Wright of the sheriff's office described the suspect as "a Black male over six feet tall wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt". "So there could be more than one, absolutely".

"I believe the gunman knew who the victims were". "You know, something like that, I really didn't think it would be anything like this".


He said detectives are combing through surveillance video and interviewing witnesses in an attempt to identify the suspect or suspects. "From the best I can determine, handguns were used here".

The shooting is still being investigated and there is no information on the motive at this time, Wright said.


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