Suspect in custody in deadly Wisconsin tavern shooting

Suspect in custody in deadly Wisconsin tavern shooting
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A suspect in a deadly tavern shooting that took place this weekend in Wisconsin was taken into custody on Monday.

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Rakayo A. Vinson, 24, in a press release. He has been charged with one count of first degree homicide with additional criminal charges expected to follow as the investigation unfolds.


Officers responded to the shooting at Somers House Tavern around 12:42 a.m. on Sunday. Three male victims were killed and three other male victims were taken to local hospitals for serious injuries.

The sheriff's department said on Sunday afternoon that a suspect had been located.

Local station WDJT reported that officials said a person had been removed from the bar and returned to carry out the attack.

Jacqueline Sieracki, who lives near the tavern, told WDJT, "I heard the crowd roaring and a woman screaming and then I heard the sirens, and that’s when I realized something had happened."


The mass shooting was one of several across the U.S. over the weekend.

A slew of such incidents this year has renewed calls for federal gun control legislation. On Sunday, President BidenJoe BidenFauci says school should be open 'full blast' five days a week in the fall Overnight Defense: Military sexual assault reform bill has votes to pass in Senate l First active duty service member arrested over Jan. 6 riot l Israeli troops attack Gaza Strip Immigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart MORE's chief medical adviser Anthony FauciAnthony FauciFauci says school should be open 'full blast' five days a week in the fall Watch live: White House holds briefing with COVID-19 response team The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Colonial pays hackers as service is restored MORE said the surge in gun violence is a "public health issue." 

Kenosha was one of multiple sites of massive unrest last year amid pushback over police shootings of Black Americans. Then-President TrumpDonald TrumpProject Veritas surveilled government officials to expose anti-Trump sentiments: report Cheney: Fox News has 'a particular obligation' to refute election fraud claims The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? MORE visited the city after riots followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake.