Shooting at Wisconsin cemetery leaves 2 wounded; no arrests.
At least two people were wounded when multiple gunshots were fired at people attending a funeral in the U.S. state of Wisconsin on Thursday, police said.
The incident came after deadly mass shootings at a supermarket in New York, an elementary school in Texas and a hospital in Oklahoma.
Multiple gunshots were fired into a crowd of mourners at an afternoon grave-side funeral at Graceland Cemetery in Racine, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee, Racine police Sergeant Kristi Wilcox told reporters.
One of the victims, a young female, was treated at a local hospital and released, but the second victim, apparently suffering more serious injuries, was flown by helicopter to a Milwaukee hospital, Wilcox said.
No suspect was in custody, she said, adding police were asking anyone with information or video footage that might assist investigators to come forward. Asked whether multiple shooters may have been involved, Wilcox said she was “not at liberty to say.” And she said she could not confirm initial reports that the shooting may have come from a car.
Mayor Cory Mason issued a statement saying he had ordered police to enforce an 11 p.m. curfew through the weekend for anyone under the age of 18.
“Today’s heinous shooting at a cemetery while a family was already mourning the loss of a loved one is a new low for these perpetrators of violence in our community. The violence has got to stop,” Mason wrote.
2 injured in shooting at Wisconsin cemetery during funeral. One person who was injured was flown to a Milwaukee hospital after shots were fired into the funeral crowd at a cemetery in Racine.
Two people were shot during a service at southeast Wisconsin cemetery Thursday as loved ones were paying their final respects to a 37-year-old man, police said,
One of the people shot about 2:30 p.m. in Racine at Graceland Cemetery was flown to a hospital in Milwaukee, she said. The other has been treated and released. Their conditions were not immediately available.