The Latest: Coroner: Teen who shot 2 outside prom is dead

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Posted: Apr 24, 2016 10:55 AM

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting outside of a high school prom in northern Wisconsin (all times local):

9:50 a.m.

A coroner says an 18-year-old man who shot two students as they left their northern Wisconsin prom has died.

Langlade County Coroner Larry Shadick told The Associated Press that the suspect died shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday in an intensive care unit at a Wausau hospital. He said police would release any further details.

Eric Roller, the chief of police in Antigo, told reporters that the suspect opened fire with a rifle late Saturday and shot the two students before an officer in the parking lot shot him.

All three were taken to a hospital.

Antigo is a community of about 8,000 people roughly 150 miles north of Milwaukee.

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6 a.m.

Wisconsin police say a person toting a rifle opened fire outside a high school prom, leaving three people injured.

Antigo Police Chief Eric Roller says in a statement that the shooter "showed up" Saturday night at Antigo High School and started firing at two people outside the building.

Roller says officers in a nearby parking lot heard gunshots, and an officer fired upon the shooter, "stopping the threat." Roller says everyone at the prom was eventually "escorted from the school and are safe."

It was not immediately known if the unidentified suspect was among the injured at the hospital, or if they were a student. Roller says the shooter was in custody.

The condition of those injured wasn't immediately known, but Roller says all three were taken to the hospital.

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3 a.m.

Wisconsin authorities say a shooting at a high school prom has left three people injured.

Aspirus Langlade Hospital officials tell WSAW-TV (http://bit.ly/1T6xy7Z) that the facility treated three patients following a shooting at Antigo High School about 11 p.m. Saturday night. The say two have been moved to another hospital and one is expected to be discharged early Sunday morning.

WSAW says the entrance to the high school remains blocked to traffic, but parents were being allowed through to reunite with their children.

Identities of the victims and the shooter were not immediately available.

A message seeking further information was left Sunday by The Associated Press with the Langdale County Sheriff's Office, which is handling the ongoing investigation.