Killed At Dragstrip Shooting South Of Milwaukee

Killed At Dragstrip Shooting South Of Milwaukee

Killed At Dragstrip Shooting South Of Milwaukee

Three Illinois men who were shot to death at point-blank range during a drag racing event in southeastern Wisconsin may have been targeted by a rival gang member - but a lack of cooperation has stymied the investigation, sheriff's officials said Monday.

Two of the victims were from Aurora, Ill. Beth said investigators have yet to identify or find the suspect, who they believe was driving a black vehicle.

"All three of the victims are from IL".

Fox 6 News quoted Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth as saying that the incident happened around 7:00 p.m.

Numerous spectators at Larry's Fun Fest left soon after the shooting, which was originally reported by 911 callers as three people being shot point blank.

"Given that there were 5,000 people there, we're glad that we didn't have more casualties", he said.

The sheriff said he didn't know if the gunman knew the victims.

"My basic conversation with them is they have no idea what caused this", Beth said.

'The victims were known gang members, ' Malecki said, adding that they came from the Aurora area in IL.

Two of the victims died at the scene, a third died on the way to the hospital.

Sheriff David Beth urged any witnesses to the shooting to contact his department. He may have been driving a black auto said the spokesperson. His head is shaved on the side.

Beth said he does not recall shootings happening at Great Lakes Dragaway before.

The Great Lakes Dragaway is located in the town of Paris, approximately 30 miles south of Milwaukee.

According to Sheriff's Department Lt. Eric Klinkhammer, spectators were on hand for an event called "Larry's Fun Fest". It hosts a variety of auto racing events, that attracts drag-race enthusiasts from the Midwest.

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