While the entire world is talking about Khalid Masood, a Muslim man who ploughed his car on the innocent people walking on the Westminster Bridge, not many took note of another carnage that took place in Wisconsin.
The shooting incident in Wausau, Wisconsin was no less important, but the media largely ignored it, keeping its attention completely fixated at the UK Parliament attack where Khalid Masood, a convert Muslim, moved down pedestrians before attacking them with knife.
The Wausau shooting caused the death of a veteran police officer, besides two women and a lawyer.
A report in the Madison, while talking about the incident said that the suspect behind the attack has been identified as Nengmy Vang, whose wife was represented in a divorce case by the lawyer who was shot dead in the shooting incident.
Initially the police didn’t identify the man behind the shooting. He was hospitalized Thursday under police guard with nonfatal wounds, police said. Citing an ongoing investigation, police released few other details of the shootings, including why the attorney was targeted and where the man’s wife was.
Everest Metro Police Chief Wally Sparks told the media, “It was a domestic incident” and went on to term the killings as an isolated incident.
A Chicago-based human rights activist, Imam Abdul Malik ,Mujahid while talking about the stark difference in reportage of the two incidents said on his Facebook page, “4 including an officer killed in Wisconsin & 4 plus an officer killed in London. Did you notice the difference in the news”.
In the meantime, the Department of Justice says that the motive was domestic violence, although Nengmy Vang’s estranged wife was not physically harmed. A Wisconsin bank has established a fund to help the victims’ families. The address is: River Valley Bank, c/o Victims Family Fund, 327 N 17th Ave, Wausau, WI 54401.
The veteran police officer killed in the mindless shooting was recognized as Weiland. Police claims that Weiland “spent 18 years in law enforcement, all of them in the Wausau-area, the last 15 with the Everest Metropolitan Police Department. Detective Weiland was well-trained and his brave response likely prevented other deaths…is survived by his wife and two children. Jason, a devoted Green Bay Packers fan, was 40-years-old.”
The officer was shot dead as he was trying to pursue the suspect. Reports suggest that a memorial fund for the Weiland family was set up through Intercity State Bank, 2900 Schofield Ave., Weston, WI 54476. Donations to help the Weiland family can be sent to Intercity State Bank under the name of “Weiland Memorial Fund,” says DOJ.