The Latest: Wisconsin authorities who shot at gunman named
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on this week’s shooting at a software company in Wisconsin (all times local):
Authorities have identified four officials who shot their weapons at a gunman killed after he opened fire on his co-workers at a Wisconsin software company.
Officials say WTS Paradigm employee Anthony Tong wounded four people at the company’s Middleton headquarters Wednesday before he died in the shootout. The Middleton Police Department says two officers shot at Tong: Richard O’Connor and Tyler Loether. O’Connor has worked at the department since 1998, while Loether started in 2012.
The Dane County Sheriff’s Office says two of its deputies fired their weapons in the shootout: 21-year veteran David Lambrecht and Matthew Earll, who has served there for 11 years.
The officers and deputies have been put on paid administrative leave until the official investigation is finished and the district attorney issues a ruling.
Two people shot by a colleague this week at a Wisconsin software company have been discharged from a Madison hospital.
UW Health spokesman Gian Galassi said Saturday that a third patient remains hospitalized in fair condition. Galassi says the two discharged patients were released Friday.
Authorities say WTS Paradigm employee Anthony Tong wounded four people at the company’s Middleton headquarters on Wednesday before police killed him in a shoot-out. One victim was only grazed.
A search warrant made public Friday shows that one of the victims was shot 10 times.
Middleton Police Chief Chuck Foulke has said Tong was not legally allowed to buy a gun. In 2004, Tong had his concealed-carry permit revoked in South Dakota after police said he was acting delusional and paranoid.
Tong’s motive remains a mystery.