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KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (WISN) -

The family members of the three men who died Sunday after a shooting at Great Lake Dragaway, all of whom are believed to be associated with a gang in Illinois, have been unhelpful in the immediate investigation into the incident, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said Monday.

The sheriff identified the slain men as David Watson, 30, of Oswego; Khalid Howard, 30, of Aurora; and Derek Edwards, 26, of North Aurora.

Beth said there may have been about 15,000 people at the Union Grove venue when shots rang out at about 7 p.m. during "Larry's Fun Fest," an event that the track’s website bills as including drag racing, tailgating, live entertainment and a car show.

"It appears that he walked up to the three that are now dead and basically just shot them point blank," Beth said of the shooter. "He had enough time and enough arrogance to go back up and make sure they were dead."

While the owners and staff members of the venue have been cooperative, Beth said the survivors of the victims have not been. A man who said he was the father of one of the slain men attempted to withhold basic information, such as a birthdate, from investigators.

The shooter remained at large Monday afternoon. Authorities said he's believed to be an African American man in his 20s who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jean cutoff shorts with a partially-shaved head. The shooter may have left in a black car, but no other description of that vehicle was immediately released.

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Three Illinois men were killed Sunday evening after shots were fired at "point blank" range during an event at Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, authorities said.

Law enforcement received multiple calls of shots fired just before 7 p.m.

The three men were shot by another man near a food vendor, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said at a news conference Sunday night. 

No suspects were arrested and no one else was injured.

"They have no idea what happened, what caused this,” the sheriff said after getting a statement from friends of the victims.

The sheriff's office describes the suspect as an African American man in his 20s who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jean cutoff shorts with a partially-shaved head.

Officials said the shooter may have left in a black car, but no other description of that vehicle was immediately released.

Two of the men died at the scene, and the third died while being transported to a hospital. Beth said 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." The track’s website said the event included drag racing, tailgating, live entertainment and a car show.

Union Grove is about 25 miles south of Milwaukee.

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The Kenosha County Sheriff's office is investigating a triple homicide that happened at the Great Lakes Dragaway Sunday evening.

Law enforcement received multiple calls of shots fired just before 7pm. When they arrived on scene they discovered three victims had been shot at "point blank" range.

It's estimated that 5,000 people were at "Larry's Fun Fest", which was being held at the racetrack at the time of the shooting.

All three adult male victims are from Illinois.

The suspect is still at large. The sheriff's office describes the suspect as an African American man in his 20's who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jean cutoff shorts with a partially-shaved head.

Officials say the suspect may have left in a black car, but no other description of that vehicle has been released.

Investigators remain at the scene Monday morning.

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UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) -- 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 en route 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 (40.23 kilometers) south of Milwaukee.

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