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Three Wisconsin men were killed this weekend at Great Lakes Dragaway, in southeastern Wisconsin. According to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office, 30-year-old David L. Watson, 30-year-old Khalid R. Howard and 26-year-old Derek K. Edwards were fatally shot as they stood near a concession area in the parking lot of the 62-year-old dragway.
Sheriff David Beth said authorities are still looking for the male gunman who first shot two of the three men, then shot the third as he tried to get away around a tent, and afterwards returned to shoot the two others a second time.
According to officials, deputies are investigating the possibility that the assailant was a gang member who may have targeted the victims as rival gang members.
The shooting happened as some 15,000 people attended the “Larry’s Fun Fest” event at the popular raceway on Sunday evening. No one else was hit by gunfire.
Two of the men died at the scene and the third died in an ambulance on the way to a hospital. Sherriff Beth is urging any witnesses of the shooting to contact the Kenosha County Sherriff’s Office.
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