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Vigil marks 2nd anniversary of shooting rampage

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CRANDON (AP) -- A candlelight vigil is planned Wednesday to mark the second anniversary of an off-duty sheriff's deputy's shooting rampage that killed six young people in northern Wisconsin.

The 6 p.m. vigil also marks the completion of a memorial built on the site of the murders to honor the victims.

Forest County Sheriff's Deputy Tyler Peterson killed his former girlfriend, Jordanne Murray, and five others during a party at her home near downtown Crandon. Hours later, Peterson killed himself in some woods north of town as law enforcement surrounded him.

The Fountain of Youth Memorial features a stone gazebo with six columns bearing the names and pictures of the victims and what's being called an infinity walkway.

Also killed were Katrina McCorkle, Bradley Schultz, Aaron "Chunk" Smith, Lindsay Stahl and Liana Thomas.

Newsline 9's Colby Robertson will be attending the vigil and will bring you the latest during Wednesday's 10 o'clock show.

Online Reporter: Ashley Gatz

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