The nephew of the victim posted on icarry.org.
TOWN OF THREE LAKES -- Police say a man was shot at his home in Three Lakes and two suspects are at large.
According to a press release, police said they received a 911 call at 9:43 a.m., Wednesday reporting a man had been shot at his residence.
The man, who was not identified, was transported to St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander and treated for undisclosed injuries.
Another site said police are looking for a white man and a black man. Good chance they might be from out of town since it's thought that the victim might be Donald Delponte. Ever hear of Weasels nightclub??? Whether the perps are connected with a stripper or not, just goes to show you there is no place safe.
The nephew of the victim posted on icarry.org.
And some of my family members wonder why I carry in the house.
The "news" article says this man was shot and that he was being treated for undisclosed injuries. Today's media is truly going the route of the dinosaur!
IF YOU WANT TO BURN OUR AMERICAN FLAG, PLEASE WRAP YOURSELF UP IN IT FIRST...
For the people who are not aware "Three Lakes" Wisconsin was recently voted "The best city to live in for the entire country"
They had a huge celebration, buttloads of celebrities showed up, national news was present and covered the event and the award.
So hows that for the best city to live in?
Now here's the trick question, how many lakes are there in three lakes WI?
"The town received it name after railroad surveyors attempted to run a straight line north through the timbered highlands. Instead, they came across a beautiful lake surrounded by virgin maple, and appropriately named it Maple Lake. The next lake encountered was bisected by the surveyed town line and hence was dubbed Town Line Lake. The final lake they encountered had a range line running along the west side so they named it Range Line Lake. As a result, the supply station born on the frustration of these surveyors was marked "3 Lakes". "3 Lakes" became a hub of activity as loggers came seeking the pine and hardwood forests, to be followed in time by pioneer farmers. "
The only lake that actually is within the city limits is Maple Lake, and it's not part of the "chain". The Three Lakes/Eagle River chain contains 28 interconnected lakes (largest chain in the world). 20 are considered to be on the Three Lakes side, 8 on the Eagle River side.... seperated by a dam with a boat lift. I live on one of the Eagle River lakes.
I've known the victim of the shooting for about 15 yrs., if it is as reported to be, Don. And yes he does own Weasels. Is there a connection? Not known yet, but if one of the perps is black, for the record, there's no black people living in Three Lakes that I'm aware of. Lived here 20 years, never seen any. So why would an out-of-towner just pick his house at random?
Either way, it sucks that something like this happened. I used to frequent Weasels when I was fresh out of the military, If "Don" was the one that was shot, I can only say that my impression of him is that he is very no BS and a likeable guy. I hope he is well, and I hope they catch the ****er's and hang em' no matter who the victem is.
It was the owner of Weasels that was shot. Don's a good guy, IMO. News at 5pm said it was an armed robbery at his home. He was shot in both legs.
I've heard several "rumors" today, about why this happened, but I won't repeat any here, nor elsewhere, because they're all just speculation and there's no facts. Because he did own a bar that deals with lots of cash, I do believe that he was specifically targeted and this was not just a random robbery.
Hey this is nice, more and more people from up nort getting involved with this forum. We should all get together sometime.
Anyway, like someone else said, lots of speculation. Had a detective stop by my office today and I tried to get some information even tho they're not directly involved. He said the same thing - speculation. But I didn't ask if Don was the one who was shot, instead I asked if they caught the guys that shot Delponte. He said no and Oneida and I assume, Three Lakes police were conducting lots of interviews. I still think it's connected to a stripper who would know if Don had cash or valuables around the house. Time will tell.
Disclaimer: I have never been to Weasels nor performed there. However I did eat a sandwich with my kids in the parking lot while we were traveling.
I don't know Don but I hope he heals quickly without any lasting effects.
As far as the shooting goes, this is just the latest in a string of what I think is criminals getting in all they can before they have to worry about getting shot for trying to rob or hurt people. The sooner we can defend ourselves and make the criminals nervious, the better off we are.
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Harry, a co-worker was in your place last night and had the pulled pork. Said it was delicious.
Until the fishing opener, we are only open on Th,Fri,Sat This last weekend was decent with people being downtown for cruiserfest. We may close for a few weeks when the road weight limits happen, you know as well as I do that the northwoods is deserted at that time, I may try to get down to TX for a week or so.