Wisconsin Shooter Wasn't Allowed to Possess Firearms

This article is from the archive of our partner .

A man opened fire on workers of a spa at a mall in Brookfield, Wisconsin on Sunday that killed three people and injured four others. Details are still coming out, but this is what we know: Radcliffe Franklin Haughton is suspected of opening fire at the Azana Day Spa at around 11 a.m. Sunday. Police later found an improvised explosive in or near the spa. Haughton was able to escape and remains at large. The surrounding area, including a hospital where most of the victims were treated, was put into lockdown while police scoured the area for Haughton. Police officials said they found his car abandoned away from the mall. NBC News reports Haughton's estranged former partner works at the spa, and a restraining order that included a ban firearm ban was in place barring Haughton from contacting her: 

On Oct. 18, a temporary restraining order was issued against Haughton "with firearm restriction," according to Milwaukee County court records. A hearing was held that day, and Haughton was ordered to deliver his firearms to the sheriff and to have no contact for four years with the complainant or the residence. The complainant isn't identified in the court record. 

Public records also show Haughton has a history of financial and legal trouble. This was also the second mass shooting in Wisconsin in three months. A gunman opened fire on a Sikh temple at the beginning of August. 

Update 5:46 p.m.: The AP is reporting Haugton's been found dead. 

This article is from the archive of our partner The Wire.