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3 men shot and killed during Wisconsin auto race

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UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) - 12:41 a.m. - A Wisconsin sheriff says three men were shot and killed during an auto racing event.
    
Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth says authorities responded to the Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove around 7 p.m. Sunday after receiving reports about shots being fired.
    
Beth says the three men were shot by another man at point-blank range near a food vendor. No suspects have been arrested.
    
Two men died at the scene, and the third died while being transported to a hospital. The sheriff says at least two of the men were from Aurora, Illinois.
    
The sheriff's office estimated that more than 5,000 people were at the raceway for an event known as "Larry's Fun Fest."
    
Union Grove is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Milwaukee.    
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Sheriff's officials are encouraging anyone who witnessed the fatal shooting of three men at a southern Wisconsin race track to contact authorities.
    
Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth says there may be witnesses who initially hesitated to talk to deputies at the Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove Sunday night, but now may be willing to share information.
    
Authorities say the man who shot the three men at point-blank range is still at large. Beth says the shooting happened in a parking lot concession area about 7 p.m. Two men died at the scene, and the third died en route to a hospital. The sheriff says at least two of the men were from Aurora, Illinois.
    
Union Grove is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Milwaukee.
    
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Sheriff's officials investigating the fatal shooting of three Illinois men at a southern Wisconsin race track say the slayings may have been gang related.
    
Kenosha County sheriff's Sgt. Mark Malecki said Monday that the victims were known gang members from the Aurora area. He says the man shot them at point-blank range at the Great Lakes Dragaway near Union Grove Sunday night.
    
Malecki says investigators are looking into the possibility that the shooter is from a rival gang.
    
The shootings happened near a concession stand in a parking lot about 7 p.m. As many as 5,000 people had gathered at the speedway for Larry's Fun Fest, a car show and drag race.
    
Two of the men died at the scene and the third died on the way to the hospital.
    
Union Grove is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Milwaukee.
  

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