SHERIDAN, Wyo. — A man walked onto a school football field Friday with a rifle and a handgun and started firing at random at sixth- and seventh-graders in a gym class, wounding four before killing himself, authorities said.
Two children were hospitalized, but none of the students were seriously hurt.
The gunman, identified as Kevin Newman, 29, died at a hospital less than four hours after the shootings, officials said. His motives were not immediately clear.
"He just walked onto the field and started shooting at everybody," said Dan Bremkamp, a pupil who was on the field. "At first, we were all in shock, and then the teacher said to go inside and get under a table or something."
Listed in fair condition at Sheridan Memorial Hospital were Danny Schultz and Cory Butler, both 12. The other two students injured at Central Middle School, Justin Sprague, 11, and Lindsay Belliveau, 12, were treated for minor injuries and sent home.