HIGH SCHOOL PROM ENDS IN GUN FIRE

On Saturday night, a man used a rifle to open fire outside of a high school prom in Wisconsin.  He wounded two students before a police officer fired on the attacker “stopping the threat,” authorities said.  The shooter later died in the hospital.

The shooting happened outside the Antigo High School around 11 p.m. Saturday, near the end of the event, according to WSAW-TV.

Antigo Police Chief Eric Roller told the station several officers were already on school grounds providing security for the event.

An officer on patrol in the parking lot heard the gunshots and immediately fired at the shooter, stopping the threat, Roller said, according to the station.

The gunman was 18-year-old Jakob Wagner. It wasn’t clear what the suspect’s relationship was to the two victims. The motive also wasn’t immediately known.

It also wasn’t known if the suspect was a current or former student.

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