October 7, 2007 / 10:37 PM / in 11 years

Seven dead in Wisconsin after deputy opens fire

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

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