CHICAGO (Reuters) - A sheriff’s deputy shot and killed six young people in the northern Wisconsin town of Crandon before being killed himself after a manhunt, a local TV station reported on Sunday, quoting police and witnesses.
The Forest County Sheriff’s Department said seven people were dead, including the shooter, Tyler Peterson, according to a report on the WJFW-TV Web site.
The sheriff’s department would not confirm details.
The report cited eyewitnesses who said about 10 people, ages 17 to 20, were in a home when Peterson went on a shooting rampage at about 3 a.m.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper reported on its Web site that two of the victims were high school students and four others were recent graduates. They were attending a party when the shootings took place.
Reporting by Susan Kelly