Updated Apr 19, 2021 - Politics & Policy

3 killed, 2 wounded overnight in Kenosha bar shooting

Three people died and two others were hospitalized with serious injuries after a gunman opened fire in a bar in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, the police department said in a statement on Sunday.

The latest: Officers arrested a "person of interest" Sunday afternoon in connection with the 12:42 a.m. shooting and there's "no threat to the community at this time," per a police statement.

The big picture: The incident is the latest in a string of deadly mass shootings to hit the U.S. since March, fueling a debate in Washington, D.C., about how to regulate the weapons.

Details: Police said the shooting appeared to be an isolated incident. 

  • Victims' names and ages had yet to be announced.
  • The shooting occurred inside the tavern, Sgt. David Wright, a spokesperson for the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department, told CNN.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with details of the arrest,

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