2 shot outside Wisconsin prom; suspected gunman killed by police

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Wisconsin authorities say a shooting at a high school prom has left three people injured. (WPVI)

Authorities have identified a man who they say shot and wounded two students outside of their northern Wisconsin prom as 18-year-old Jakob E. Wagner.

Police say Wagner opened fire late Saturday and shot the male and female students with a rifle as they left the high school dance in Antigo, a community about 150 miles north of Milwaukee.

Police Chief Eric Roller says an officer who was in the parking lot shot Wagner. Langlade County Coroner Larry Shadick told The Associated Press that he died early Sunday morning in the intensive care unit at a Wausau hospital.

In a news release, police say the female student was treated at a hospital and released and that the male student was undergoing surgery for injuries that weren't life-threatening.

The attack happened late Saturday outside the Antigo High School prom, said Eric Roller, the chief of police in Antigo, a community of about 8,000 people roughly 150 miles north of Milwaukee.

Roller told reporters that the gunman shot the two students as they exited the building, though he didn't say if investigators believe they were specifically targeted or discuss a possible motive for the attack.

"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. He said the gunman was then taken into custody.

Authorities said the two students and the attacker were taken to a hospital and that investigators don't believe there is a further threat to the community.

Langlade County Coroner Larry Shadick told The Associated Press that the attacker died shortly after 1 a.m. in the intensive care unit of a Wausau hospital. He said further details would have to come from police.

Authorities haven't disclosed the identities of the wounded students or the attacker, but he said the victims' families had been contacted. Roller didn't respond to repeated requests for further information.

After the attack, students were escorted from the prom to safety and the victims' families were notified.
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