This is a targeted scenario,' says .
Three people were killed and two others were severely hurt in a shooting early Sunday in a crowded Wisconsin pub, prompting a two-state look for a minumum of one gunman who police said targeted the sufferers.
Gunfire broke out inside and outside of the Somers House Tavern at Kenosha, Wisconsin, around 12:42 a.m. every time a guy who was kicked out of the pub returned with a handgun and opened fire, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth stated in a news conference Sunday morning.
"We do not feel that this was a random act," Beth explained. "From what I have been advised, the 3 individuals who passed away likely understood each other. This is a targeted scenario "
Beth said it wasn't immediately clear why the gunman was requested the leave the tavern.
"This individual who was requested to leave was not cooperating with the direction ," Beth explained. "But I think he returned a brief time afterwards and came and did the shootings."
Beth didn't eliminate the chance that more than 1 gunman was involved in the shooting, stating more than 1 gun could have been used.
Law enforcement agencies across southeast Wisconsin and northern Illinois were looking for the defendant, '' the sheriff said.
Beth stated he couldn't immediately say whether any of those 3 people killed worked in the Somers House or were also patrons. The names of these victims have yet to be published. When the victim knew the gunman, I do not understand," Beth explained.
He said researchers believe another shooting that happened outside the pub is regarding the bloodshed inside.
Beth stated among those people shot was able to jump in a vehicle with two other men and women, who chased down a law enforcement officer. He explained the officer moved the sufferer into his patrol car, however, the individual died en route to a hospital.
The shooting triggered a lockdown at local Carthage College, but Beth stated there wasn't any danger to the surrounding neighborhood.
He asked the people to get the sheriff's office whenever they watched the shooting or possess advice to help researchers identify the killer.