ANTIGO, WI --A school administrator says he does not believe an 18-year-old who shot and wounded two people outside a high school prom in northern Wisconsin targeted the victims.
Instead, interim district administrator Donald Childs tells The Associated Press he believes Jakob E. Wagner, 18, planned to enter the prom and start shooting randomly.
Police Chief Eric Roller says an officer who was in the parking lot shot Wagner. Langlade County Coroner Larry Shadick told The Associated Press the suspect died early Sunday morning in the intensive care unit at a Wausau Police Chief Eric Roller says an officer who was in the parking lot shot Wagner. hospital.
School officials say officers outside the prom "prevented what might have otherwise been a disaster of unimaginable proportions."
Childs says Wagner did not graduate with his class from Antigo High School last year and was continuing to work on his diploma.
The school plans to have counselors available when classes resume Monday.
Dylan Dewey, 18, of Antigo, tells The Associated Press that Wagner had been dating a girl at the school but that she had broken up with him last month.
Dewey described Wagner as an "all-around good guy" and said he generally seemed happy.
Antigo is a community of about 8,000 people roughly 150 miles north of Milwaukee.