A 20-year-old off-duty sheriff's deputy and jilted lover opened fire on his former girlfriend and five of her friends early yesterday, leaving the six dead and wounding a seventh in Crandon, Wis. The victims were at the ex-girlfriend's house for a homecoming party, and were a close group of high school friends, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Yesterday afternoon the shooter, Tyler Peterson, was also reported dead after law enforcement officers located him in a town 8 miles away from Crandon, the police chief said: "The subject is deceased and is no longer a threat to the public." The mayor said Peterson had been brought down by a sniper, but authorities declined to confirm that. A local man who knew the killer said he "was a good kid...just a normal kid and they were all real good friends."