ANTIGO, Wis. – A person armed with a rifle shot and injured two students as they left a prom at a local high school late Saturday, before a police officer on the scene shot the gunman, authorities said. The suspect and both students were taken to hospitals.
The shooting occurred around 11 p.m. Saturday, near the end of the prom at Antigo High School, according to Antigo Police Chief Eric Roller.
Officers who were patrolling the school during prom heard the shots and responded. One of them shot the person with the rifle, ending the threat, according to police.
“The community is safe at this point,” Roller said during a press conference several hours after the incident.
The victims and suspect were initially brought to Aspirus Langlade Hospital in Antigo. One of them was discharged and two were transferred to another facility, according to a hospital official.
The relationship between the shooter and the victims was not immediately clear as of early Sunday morning, according to Roller.
Antigo is a city of about 8,000 people 35 miles northeast of Wausau.