Killer of 3 Captured After Wisc. Manhunt

Gunman emerged from woods, shot 4 swimmers
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 1, 2008 10:15 AM CDT
Wisconsin   (Wikipedia)

(Newser) – A man dressed in camouflage clothing walked out of the woods in northern Wisconsin woods yesterday and opened fire on four young people who had gathered at a river to go swimming, killing three of them, the AP reports. Authorities made an arrest this morming, after a dragnet that included more than 100 law enforcement officers around the town of Niagara.

Officers had set up roadblocks and evacuated an unknown number of homes as part of the dragnet. The Marinette County sheriff says nine young adults had gathered near a railroad bridge on the Menominee River when the gunman appeared and opened fire from just 7 to 10 feet away with a military-style assault rifle. No motive has yet been determined.