A gunman went on a deadly rampage in Wisconsin after his wife of nearly two decades decided to divorce him, and the two ended up having a nasty battle over the six children they had together. Until 45-year-old Nengmy Vang, the husband, decided to grab his gun and end the argument.
Authorities say Vang’s only target was the ex-wife at first, who worked at a local bank. Vang went to the bank, and ended up shooting two women who were also working at the bank – 67-year-old Dianne Look and 62-year-old Karen Barclay. The ex-wife was able to escape unharmed and ran into a nearby Subway shop and hid.
Vang then went to the estranged wife’s divorce lawyer’s office, and was able to get past security and kill the divorce lawyer, Sara Quirt Sann, 43.
The Daily Mail reports:
The shootout ended at an apartment complex where Vang shot and killed one more victim – 40-year-old detective Jason Weiland.
USA Today reports that Vang and his wife were in divorce proceedings after more than two decades of marriage. Vang apparently filed the divorce papers and called their marriage ‘irretrievably broken’.
The couple had at least six kids, and according to court records, Vang requested genetic testing be conducted on the children early on.
In September, he complied with a parenting program and the couple tried to settle the divorce through mediation but an ‘impasse’ was reached.
A pre-trial hearing was scheduled for April 28, with the contested divorce hearing to take place on June 8.
Police have not yet been able to interview Vang, since he continues to recover from his injuries after the shootout in intensive care at Wausau hospital.
Law enforcement have not officially identified Vang yet, however, they confirmed on Thursday that the rampage was domestic in nature.
‘It was a domestic incident,’ Everest Metro Police Chief Wally Sparks said. He called it an isolated incident that ‘evolved into tragic crimes.’