CRANDON, Wis. (AP) -- Grieving family members in Crandon are making arrangements to bury the loved ones, whose lives were taken by a sheriff's deputy in a mass murder.
Six people were killed by Tyler Peterson early Sunday, including his ex-girlfriend and two of his childhood friends. Peterson was fatally shot later that day.
Sjana (SHAW'-nah) Farr of Praise Chapel Community Church in Crandon says Peterson's family has asked that his funeral be held last, out of respect for the families of the six victims.
Farr says they're still deciding how to arrange the private funerals, but hope to have a public memorial service at some point.
CRANDON, Wis. (AP) -- The only survivor of a shooting rampage that left six others dead, dove into a corner and pretended to be dead after he was shot at a Crandon duplex.
Twenty-one-year-old Charlie Neitzel (NEYET'-zel) is recovering at a Marshfield hospital. His six friends at a homecoming gathering died when Tyler Peterson opened fire early Sunday morning at a duplex in Crandon. Peterson was fatally shot later.
The survivor's mother, Carole Neitzel, says her son remained conscious and remembers everything that happened at the duplex. She says her son tried stopping Peterson and tried to jump on him, but that Peterson shot the six -- one by one.
Neitzel was struck in his upper arm, shoulder and leg. He remains in serious condition today at St. Joseph's Hospital, where he's scheduled for surgery.