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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,299946,00.html

A Wisconsin town is under lockdown after a suspect believed to be with the local sheriff's office went on a killing spree, gunning down at least five youths in a Crandon home early Sunday morning.

Crandon Mayor Gary Bradley told FOX News that the town is under a "gag order" regarding the overnight event but no one in the town can leave church, home or anywhere else they happened to be Sunday morning.

A witness told WMTJ Radio that gunfire erupted in the home at about 3 a.m. Sunday morning. Ten area youths from the ages of 16 to 21 were reportedly in the home when the shots were fired. Fatalities are being reported, but the number of casualties is still unconfirmed.

A family member of one of the victims told WITI-TV, a FOX affiliate, that one of the victims involved in the shooting is a student at the Milwaukee Area Technical College.

The suspect, believed to be with the Forest County Sheriff's Department, allegedly fired all the shots, WMTJ reporter Dan O'Donnell told FOX News. He is on the loose and believed to be armed and dangerous.

The town of Crandon is located about 100 miles north of Green Bay.
Town on lockdown, gagorder, legal?

And a LEO on top of it all, not trying to bash.
 

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It doesn't have to be an officer: it could be a secretary, or clerk, or office manager. It just reads "a person" with the department.
 

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Yahoo! News

Off-duty Wis. deputy sheriff kills 6

By ROBERT IMRIE, Associated Press Writer 15 minutes ago

An off-duty sheriff's deputy went on a shooting rampage at a home early Sunday in northern Wisconsin, killing six people and injuring a seventh before authorities fatally shot him, officials said.

The suspect was 20 years old and worked full-time as a Forest County deputy sheriff and part-time as a Crandon police officer, Sheriff Keith Van Cleve said. He would not release the suspect's name but said he was not working at the time of the shooting.

A seventh shooting victim was in critical condition at a hospital in nearby Marshfield, said Police Chief John Dennee. A Crandon police officer who fired back was treated for minor injuries and released.

Gary Bradley, mayor of the city of about 2,000, said earlier Sunday that the suspect had been brought down by a sniper, but Van Cleve would not confirm that officers shot the suspect.

It wasn't immediately clear what the suspect's motive was. The shooting occurred in a white, two-story duplex about a block from downtown Crandon.

One of the dead was 14-year-old Lindsey Stahl, said her mother, Jenny Stahl, 39.

She said her daughter called her Saturday night and asked whether she could sleep over at a friend's house. Jenny Stahl agreed.

"I'm waiting for somebody to wake me up right now. This is a bad, bad dream," the weeping mother said. "All I heard it was a jealous boyfriend and he went berserk. He took them all out."

The State Patrol and the Crandon Fire Department detoured a steady stream of traffic from two blocks of U.S. Highway 8 in the downtown area. Some residents stood in nearby front yards.

Marci Franz, 35, who lives two houses south of the duplex, said gunshots awoke her.

"I heard probably five or six shots, a short pause and then five or six more," she said. "I wasn't sure if it was gunfire initially. I thought some kids were messing around and hitting a nearby metal building."

Then she heard eight louder shots and tires squealing, she said.

"I was just about to get up and call it in, and I heard sirens," she said. "There's never been a tragedy like this here. There's been individual incidents, but nothing of this magnitude."

The sheriff said he would meet with state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on Monday morning to discuss the case. Dennee said the state Department of Criminal Investigation will handle the case because the suspect was a deputy and officer.

The Crandon School District called off classes Monday.

The community, about 225 miles north of Milwaukee in an area known for logging and outdoor activities, is facing a trying time but is pulling together, Bradley said.

"We are a strong community. We always have been," he said. "This is agonizing, but we will prevail."
 

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But I thought only the police could be trusted with guns...
 

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This tragedy is no doubt caused by the wide availability of handguns. Oh wait... :roll:
 

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http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/10/07/wisconsin.shooting/index.html?iref=newssearch

Crandon Mayor Gary Bradley said the assailant had been brought down by a sniper, AP reported.
If that's all that was needed to bring down a bad guy with an evil black rifle, how can the Miami officers still justify their need?

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/10/08/wisconsin.shooting/index.html?iref=newssearch

An off-duty sheriff's deputy used a police-style AR-15 rifle...Peterson left and got a police-style AR-15 rifle
:-k What makes it "police-style"?

Cops are supposed to always protect you, I thought,
Residents near the scene of the shooting told the Associated Press it was hard to accept that a police officer was the shooter.
"The first statement we said to each other was, 'How did he get through the system?' "
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,300003,00.html

Notice how when one of the "elite" uses an AR-15 to pump 30 rounds into a crowded room, the word "assault" does not appear in the story? Why the difference in terminology?

He did it after they called him a "worthless pig."
It's a "Patrol rifle", not an assault rifle. Only WE have the evil assault rifles. :roll:

http://armedandsafe.blogspot.com/2007/1 ... ifles.html
 

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blind_shake said:
http://news.aol.com/story/ar/_a/ins...y/20071007163409990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001

"No person that I've ever known at 20 years old was responsible enough to be a police officer," said Steve Bocek, of Oak Creek, whose nephew Bradley Schultz was killed. "It's unbelievable. You don't have the mind to be a police officer. It takes a lot."
Soooo, the 18 yr old soldiers in Iraq are too young too?
My thoughts exactly. It's funny how you can't legally consume alcohol until you're 21, but at 18 you're old enough to vote and go to war. :?
 
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