Great Lakes Dragaway Shooting Kills 3 In Kenosha Country, Shooter Not Apprehended

Posted August 15, 2017

Kenosha Sheriff's Department said it was estimated that over 5,000 people were at the Great Lakes Dragaway event "known as "Larry's Fun Fest" which in the past has attracted persons from Milwaukee, Chicago and other surrounding areas". The victims were from Aurora, Illinois, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said. "Two people died at the scene, and a third died en route to the hospital", reports Fox 6 News. Beth said no motive has yet been established.

Beth said the victims were standing near the concessions stand when the shooter approached and shot them at very close range.

At roughly 7 p.m. CT at Larry's Fun Fest, which is billed as part vehicle show and part drag race, a suspect approached three men near a food vendor and shot them point-blank, according to the Sentinel.

"Some family members have shown up and we found that, at least the family members I'm aware of, were not cooperative at all", Beth said.

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth confirmed the shootings to Today's TMJ4 in Wisconsin.

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The suspect was believed to be a black man in his mid-20's wearing either a black hoodie or white t-shirt, with hair shaved on the sides of his head and grown out at the top.

Several thousand people were at the track at the time, which was evacuated.

Beth asked anyone with information about the shooting to call the Sheriff's Department (262-605-5100).

The Great Lakes Dragaway is a quarter-mile dragstrip located in Paris, Wisconsin.

More than 5,000 people were at the raceway for the "Larry's Fun Fest" event, which included drag racing and a auto show.