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UPDATE: Authorities name victims in Kenosha County racetrack shooting

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UPDATE (WKOW) – Authorities continue to investigate the motive for the deadly shooting Sunday that killed three at a Kenosha County racetrack, despite getting little help from family members.

They believe the  victims had ties to an Illinois gang, however the motive remains unclear.

During a Monday afternoon news conference, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth identified the victims as David L. Watson, 30, Khalid R. Howard, 30, and Derek K. Edwards, 26, all from Illinois.

The three were shot to death Sunday evening, Aug. 13, 2017 at Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove. “After he assassinated the three subjects he was seen running through the crowd and fleeing in a vehicle,” Beth said. Beth said that family members that investigators have spoken with were so far uncooperative. There were thousands and thousands of people and it was quite chaotic, “ Beth said. Estimates of the crowd size were about 15,000 Beth said. Authorities are continuing their search for the shooter. ********

UPDATE (WKOW) -- The hunt is on for the shooter who killed three people at a Wisconsin racetrack Sunday night. 

"[The suspect is] a black male in his 20s, cut-off blue jean shorts, black hoodie sweatshirt, in his 20s with shaved head on the side and hair up on top," said Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the suspect drove off in a black vehicle. 

Authorities say at about 7 Sunday evening, a man shot three people "at point-blank range" near a food stand at Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove. The sheriff's office says it wasn't aware of any kind of altercations earlier in the evening, so they're still trying to figure out a motive. 

"Larry's Fun Fest" was going on at the track at that time, an estimated 5,000 people were there. 


UNION GROVE, Wis. (WKOW) -- A festival at a Kenosha County racetrack turned deadly Sunday evening when three people were shot and killed by gunfire.

The Kenosha County Sheriff's Office was called about 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, to the Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove for reports of shots fired. When they arrived on scene they discovered three victims had been shot, according to a report on WISN-TV.

An estimated 5,000 people were at "Larry's Fun Fest", which was being held at the racetrack.

The suspect remains at large, according to Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth. The victims all were from Illinois.

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