Racine County sheriff ID's suspect, victim in Racine County gas station shootings

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RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Racine County Sheriff's Office identified the 22-year-old man fatally shot while pumping gas in Franksville, as Anthony F. Griger. They also identified the shooter. 

Racine County Sheriff's office says the gunman, 32-year-old John McCarthy, killed Griger at the Pilot Travel Center in Caledonia. 

McCarthy then shot at a passerby, sped to the Mobil gas station down the road in Franksville, where he was killed in a gunfight with an undercover Racine County Sheriff's Office investigator. 

The Racine County Sheriff's Office said in their release on behalf of the victim, "We offer our prayers and condolences to his family, friends, and wife. The family is requesting their right to privacy be respected during this difficult time."

The shootings continue to shock people in communities across the area. 

"It's just, you know, why did he pick him? Why, why did any of this happen," said Dale Erdmann, manager at Brossman's Bar.

Officials say McCarthy lived in Hartland. State investigators searched an apartment there in connection to the shootings.

"The neighbors and I could not find whoever lives in this apartment back here, his front door was open, his garage was open, his car was gone," said Jamie Hansen, lives next to where police search happened. 

Hansen says her neighbor kept to himself. She, like the other neighbors CBS 58 asked, didn't even know his name. 

She says she was worried when a fire alarm went off early Tuesday morning in the apartment believed to be McCarthy's. 

"My 2-year-old and I are out here every weekend, sometimes weekdays, just playing in the grass right outside where his apartment is, you never know who you're living by," said Hansen. 

The sheriff's investigator who killed McCarthy is recovering from multiple gunshot wounds. The bullets broke several bones around his pelvis. 

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