Is this another YMM incident? It’s not, this one is a domestic dispute and suicide attempt by Christopher Williams. It’s unknown at this time, as Police have not yet released the name of the “shooter”. Right now they are billing it as a domestic dispute.Â They do have someone in custody after an elementary school in Essex, Vermont was attacked by a 20 27 year-old male shooter. There are two deaths reported, and three other casualties at this time.
The shootings took place Thursday afternoon. From the AP:Â
By WILSON RING
Associated Press Writer
A gunman shot five people Thursday, killing two of them, in a rampage through two houses and an elementary school that ended when he wounded himself, police said.
One of the slayings occurred at the school, which was not in session. Police Chief David Demag said he could not confirm earlier reports that the victim was a teacher preparing for the start of classes next week.Â One television report said about 30 staff were in Essex Elementary School. At one point, people could be seen running from the school, ducking their heads.
“At this point the scenes are secured and the community is safe,” Demag said about two hours after the first reports of a shooting. “We have a suspect in custody. The suspect has identified himself as the only shooter. He is secure.”
Demag said the shooter and the other three wounded people were taken to a hospital, but their conditions were not immediately known. The chief said he could not provide the shooter’s identity, or a motive other than that the shootings appeared to stem from a domestic dispute.
Demag said one person was killed in the first shooting, which occurred at a home. The shooter then went to the school, where he fatally shot one person and wounded two others.