Shootings in Texas and Wisconsin Leave Six Dead, Add to Spate of Gun Violence

Shootings in Texas and Wisconsin Leave Six Dead, Add to Spate of Gun Violence

Gunmen remained at large in Austin, Texas, and Kenosha County, Wis., on Sunday afternoon, after each killed three people in what police described as targeted incidents.

In Kenosha County, a confrontation at a bar left three dead and two people injured. Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said that authorities were still searching for a suspect. “We do not believe this was a random act,” Mr. Beth said. “We believe our suspect knew who he was targeting.”

The shooting in Austin happened in an apartment complex on the northwestern side of the city, police said on social media. Police said that the killings were an isolated domestic-violence situation and that there was no risk to the general public. Police shut down a portion of Highway 360 and advised residents to shelter in place as they searched nearby areas for the suspect.

Paramedics responded just before noon to the shooting, which left two Hispanic women and a Black man dead, authorities said. Austin interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon identified the suspect as Stephen Nicholas Broderick, a 41-year-old Black man, and said preliminary information indicated he is a former law enforcement officer. Mr. Broderick’s name and age matched a former Travis County Sheriff’s Office detective who was arrested last year and accused of sexually assaulting a child. Mr. Chacon urged Austin residents to check on friends who live in the area.

“We are concerned that he may take a hostage and be himself sheltering somewhere waiting for us to leave,” Mr. Chacon said.

Source: WSJ – US News

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