Brother says shooting suspect was acting ‘crazy’

Woman killed was suspect's wife's divorce attorney

The suspect in a Wisconsin shooting spree that left four people dead has been identified, and court records show one of the victims was his wife’s divorce lawyer.

A person close to the investigation identified the suspect Friday as 45-year-old Nengmy Vang. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to speak ahead of authorities officially identifying Vang.

Investigators said Vang had a domestic incident with his wife on Wednesday. They are going through a divorce.

Authorities identified one of those killed as attorney Sara H. Quirt Sann. According to court records, she was representing Vang’s wife in a divorce.

Brother says shooting suspect was acting ‘crazy’

Vang was captured after authorities say he shot two people at a bank, Sann and a detective.

Vang’s attorney didn’t return messages.

Husband of shooting victim urges healing

Quirt-Sann’s husband Scott Sann is encouraging the community in general to come together to find strength and healing.

Scott Sann is the superintendent at Greenwood Hills Country Club in Wausau. In a letter posted on the golf course’s Facebook page, Sann said the community must not give in to hate and anger and make judgments based on gender, race or religion.

Sann said his wife, as an attorney, fought for those who needed representation. Quirt-Sann sometimes represented children as a guardian in divorce and child support cases.

Brother says shooting suspect was acting ‘crazy’

The older brother of a man suspected of killing four people says Nengmy Vang had been acting “crazy” since separating from his wife a few years ago.

Vajloogzeb (Vah-loong-jay) Vaj (Vah) says he is horrified that his brother “killed good people.” Vaj says Vang had become short-tempered and hit their mother in a fit of rage a few months ago.

Vaj says his younger brother owned multiple guns and was an avid deer and squirrel hunter.

Vang and his wife were in the middle of a contentious divorce. Vang allegedly killed four people — two of his wife’s co-workers, her divorce lawyer and a detective trying to contain him.

Vaj says police shot Vang in the chest.

Vaj says he and Vang were born in Laos and their family moved to the United States in 1988.

Vaj says Vang, told him police had shot him and thought he was dying. Vaj says his brother told him police were after him because he had shot two people.

Memorial funds, visitation set

The Wisconsin Department of Justice said Friday afternoon that a memorial fund for Detective Jason Weiland has been established through Intercity State Bank in Weston. Donations can be directed to the bank under the name of “Weiland Memorial Fund.”

Visitations for Weiland are set for Tuesday, March 28 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Both will be held at DC Everest Senior High School.

A memorial fund for all four victims has been established at River Valley Bank. Donations can be made to the “Victims Family Fund” at any River Valley Bank location until April 30.

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