Three people were killed and four others were injured Sunday when a gunman suspect opened fire in a hair salon in Brookfield, Wis., near Milwaukee area, police said.
Brookfield Piolice Chief Daniel Tushaus said an object resembling an improvised explosive device was left in or near the salon, which is across the street from Brookfield Square in Brookfield, about 10 miles west of Milwaukee. The device was hampering authorities' efforts to scan the scene, he said.
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee, where the victims were taken for treatment, was on lockdown because the gunman, identified as Radcliffe Franklin Haughton, 45, was still at large.
Witnesses said the shootings happened either at the Azana Salon and Spa, across Moorland Road from the mall. Brookfield Square was closed as SWAT team members scoured the area for the suspect.
Haughton was described as an African-American male, 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighing about 210 pounds and last seen wearing a grey sweater with blue jeans and carrying a white and black backpack. Police were surrounding Haughton's home in Brown Deer, about 15 miles north of Milwaukee, NBC station WTMJ of Milwaukee reported.
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