Seven people were shot, and three were killed by a gunman at a spa and hair salon in Brookfield, Wisconsin, today, according to CNN:
“Police are searching for Radcliffe Haughton, 45, of Brown Deer, Thomas Ahern, a spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said.
The shooting is being investigated as a possible domestic-related incident, he added.
Police “believe we have identified what is being described as an improvised explosive device,” in the salon the chief said, adding that the device was hampering the investigation.
Beth Strohbusch of Froedtert Hospital in nearby Milwaukee told CNN that none of the four victims who had arrived there were in critical condition.
The spa is about half a mile from a Sheraton hotel where a gunman killed seven people and himself in March 2005. Terry Ratzmann, 44, burst into a service being held by a Living Church of God congregation and fired 22 rounds before shooting himself.
The White House reported President Obama convened a conference call at Camp David with Homeland Security Advisor John Brennan, FBI Director Robert Mueller and Chief of Staff Jack Lew to discuss the shooting, and released the following statement:
Office of the Press Secretary
Statement by the Press Secretary on Today’s Shooting in Wisconsin
The President was informed of the tragic shooting in Wisconsin earlier today at 1:30pm EDT by his Advisor for Homeland Security, John Brennan.
At 2:30pm EDT, the President received a follow-up briefing from FBI Director Bob Mueller, his Chief of Staff, Jack Lew, and Advisor for Homeland Security John Brennan. The President was told there was an active shooter in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The President was informed that the shooting did not appear to be terrorism-related. The FBI is on the scene and is supporting the Brookfield, Wisconsin police department while they respond to the on-going situation. The President instructed the FBI to ensure that the state and local officials had the full support of the Federal government.
The President and First Lady’s thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this horrible shooting and their families.
Image: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
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