3-12-05- Police say eight people have died from a shooting at a church meeting at a Wisconsin hotel, including the gunman himself. Authorities in Brookfield say the 45 year old gunman apparently shot and killed himself.
Police say the man showed up at the meeting and used a handgun
to shoot about a dozen people.
Four victims died at the scene: a 15 year old boy, a 17 year old boy, a 72 year old man and a 55 year old woman.
Seven people were taken to area hospitals, and three of them died later in the afternoon. The three men were ages 44, 50 and 58.
Police say the Living Church of God based in North Carolina has been holding meetings at the Sheraton hotel for the past few years.
The suspect was a member of the church.