WASHINGTON: A teenage gunman armed with a rifle shot and wounded two students as they left a high school prom in Wisconsin, before he was fatally wounded by police, officials said on Sunday.
Eighteen-year-old Jakob Wagner died in the hospital after shooting outside a school in the city of Antigo — about 150 miles (240 kilometers) north of Milwaukee.
Wagner opened fire at the students at 11 pm as they were leaving the prom at their high school, Antigo police chief Eric Roller said in a statement.
A female victim suffered minor injuries while a male victim was undergoing surgery Sunday morning for wounds police said were not life-threatening.
Police patrolling the school parking lot at the time of the incident intervened immediately, opening fire on the gunman after they heard shots, Roller said.
The lone shooter, a former student at the school who graduated last year, appeared to be firing at random, local media reported.
He died early Sunday morning.
Police did not give a possible motive for the shooting. AFP