Three people were killed and four injured in a Sunday morning
shooting rampage at a spa near a mall in Brookfield, just miles
from a Wisconsin gurdwara where six Sikh worshippers were shot
dead in August.
The multiple shooting occurred about 11 a.m. at the Azana Salon &
Spa near Brookfield Square Mall, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Waukesha County authorities confirmed late Sunday afternoon that
the suspected shooter, Radcliffe F. Haughton, 45, of Brown Deer,
was found dead inside the spa.
Police said it had still not cleared the entire building by late
afternoon, and that their investigation of the building was
hampered by what they believe to be an improvised explosive
device. The Milwaukee bomb squad had been called to the scene.
More than a dozen emergency vehicles were standing by in the mall
parking lot and police officers were patrolling the sidewalk on
the east side of the mall with automatic weapons, the journal
The shooting scene is less than a mile from the Sheraton Hotel
where seven people were killed and four wounded when
Terry Michael Ratzmann opened fire at a Living Church of God
service on March 12, 2005, it said. Ratzmann, a 44-year-old
computer technician, then committed suicide.
In Washington, White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a
statement that President Barack Obama was informed of the tragic
shooting in Wisconsin at 1:30 pm by his Advisor for Homeland
Security, John Brennan.
An hour later, Obama received a follow-up briefing from FBI
Director Bob Mueller, his Chief of Staff, Jack Lew, and Advisor
for Homeland Security John Brennan.
The President was told there was an active shooter in Brookfield,
Wisconsin. The President was informed that the shooting did not
appear to be terrorism-related.
The FBI is on the scene and is supporting the Brookfield,
Wisconsin police department while they respond to the on-going
situation. The President instructed the FBI to ensure that the
state and local officials had the full support of the Federal
"The President and First Lady's thoughts and prayers are with the
victims of this horrible shooting and their families," the
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate,
House member Paul Ryan, whose congressional district, the site of
a Sikh gurdwara shooting in Oak Creek in August, borders
Brookfield, also issued a statement.
"Janna and I were shocked and saddened by the news from Brookfield
today. As our community continues to heal from August's tragic
violence, our thoughts and prayers are with today's victims and
their loved ones," he said.