- Associated Press - Sunday, January 4, 2015

MONTFORT, Wis. (AP) - Authorities have released the names of a 6-year-old boy who was killed and two other family members who were wounded in a shooting in the southwestern Wisconsin village of Montfort.

Grant County Sheriff Nate Dreckman said Saturday that Jaxon Slaight was killed and his mother, 27-year-old Morgan Slaight, and his 8-year-old brother, Joseph, are in critical but stable condition at UW Hospital. Police said they had no update Sunday.

The Wisconsin State Journal https://bit.ly/1xqg2Fj ) reports Dreckman said all three were shot in the head with a .22-caliber pistol. He did not say who was responsible for the shootings, but said authorities are not seeking a suspect.

Authorities have not determined who owned the gun.

Deputies responded to the shooting Friday. Monfort is a community of 700 people about 60 miles west of Madison.


Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, https://www.madison.com/wsj



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