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Update: Many involved in fatal Beloit shooting, police say

March 13, 2019

Update: Beloit police said there was a large confrontation involving many individuals which led to the shooting. “We believe the shooting was part of an ongoing dispute,” police said. The fatal victim is a 21-year-old Beloit man and the injured parties are also from Beloit. Police also asked the community to refrain from commenting on social media about who the suspects might be, since it’s an active investigation.

One person is dead and two others were injured Monday night in a shooting in Beloit that appeared to involve people who knew each other.

The shooting was reported shortly after 9:30 p.m. near the area of Elm Street and Roosevelt Avenue, Beloit police said.

The fatal victim was found at the scene. A 15-year-old male and a 25-year-old male sustained non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and were taken to Mercy Hospital in Janesville.

“It appears the individuals knew each other and this does not appear to be a random act of violence,” said Sarah Millard, director of strategic communications.

Police did not say if anyone else was involved in the shooting, or if a suspect has been identified.

The investigation is continuing on Tuesday. Anyone with information is asked to call Beloit police at 757-2244.