Police identify man killed in Kenosha bar shooting on New Year's Day

Updated: 5:58 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2022

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Kenosha police released new details on the deadly New Year's shooting at a sports bar.

Police confirm 27-year-old Breon Gates was killed at Coins Sports Bar. He was from Illinois.

Three others were hurt in the shooting.

Police say two of the victims' conditions have improved but they remain hospitalized. 

Kenosha police are still looking for a suspect.


Posted: 9:24 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2022

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- One person is dead and three others are injured after a shooting at Coins Sports Bar just before 4 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, in Kenosha.

Police arrived to find vehicles fleeing the scene and people running from the parking lot.

Officers located several victims: two 27-year-old men, a 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman. All of the victims are believed to be residents of Illinois. Names are not being released at this time.

One victim is in critical condition while another is in serious condition. The third victim has non-life threatening injuries. Despite life saving measures, the fourth victim died at the scene. 

Lieutenant Joseph Nosalik with the Kenosha Police Department says police do not believe it was a random act and that there is no ongoing threat to the public. No suspects have been taken into custody at this time. 

"This is just terrible. This is a terrible way to start 2022," said Kenosha native Iris Mathis. "People have been losing their loved ones, family members; the young people are shooting at each other and killing each other. I don't know what it's going to take at this point." 

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to call the Kenosha Police Department’s Detective Bureau at 262-605-5203. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the Kenosha Area Crime Stoppers at 262-656-7333.


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