3 Killed At Dragstrip Shooting South Of Milwaukee

Law Enforcement Search For Suspect In Sunday Night Murders

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Three men are dead after being shot Sunday evening at a car show event at a drag strip in Union Grove, about 25 miles south of Milwaukee.

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said authorities responded to the Great Lakes Dragaway around 7 p.m. after receiving reports about shots being fired.

Beth said the three men were shot by another man at point-blank range near a food vendor. No suspects have been arrested.

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Two men died at the scene, and the third died while being transported to a hospital. The sheriff says at least two of the men were from Aurora, Illinois.

The motorsports venue where the killings took place is between Milwaukee and Chicago.

According to Sheriff’s Office Lt. Eric Klinkhammer, spectators were on hand for an event called “Larry’s Fun Fest.” He said it’s fortunate more weren’t harmed.

“Given that there were 5,000 people there, we’re glad that we didn’t have more casualties,” he said.

Investigators are still looking into a potential motive. Authorities said they are looking for a man who left the dragstrip in a black vehicle shortly after the incident.

Sheriff’s officials are encouraging anyone who witnessed the shooting to contact authorities.