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3 injured after shooter with rifle opens fire outside high school prom

Posted at 10:44 AM, Apr 24, 2016

ANTIGO, Wis. — A shooter armed with a rifle opened fire outside a high school prom in Wisconsin, leaving three people injured, authorities said.

One person was critically injured while two others suffered minor injuries in the shooting at Antigo High School on Saturday night, said Lt. Jamie Lenzer of the Antigo Fire Department.

The shooter “showed up” and started firing outside the prom building, according to Eric Roller, Antigo’s police chief.

“Officers were in the parking lot patrolling the activities and heard the shots, and an officer immediately fired upon the shooter, stopping the threat,” he said in a statement.

“All the people within the prom were eventually escorted from the school and are safe.”

The suspect is in custody and there are no more threats to the community, he said. It’s unclear if the suspect is among the injured. It’s also unclear if the suspect is a student

CNN’s attempts to reach Roller and the police department for more details were unsuccessful.