Residents of Elkhorn, Wisconsin are filled with unease as the search for the killer of a newlywed couple continues into its fifth day. Gina and Emerson Weingart were tragically shot and killed inside the Sports Page Bar, leaving the community in shock and the shooter on the run. Elkhorn Police have yet to make any arrests, but they anticipate providing an update on the investigation soon. In the meantime, residents are left feeling unsettled, with a growing street-side memorial serving as a physical representation of their grief and fear.
The initial sounds of gunfire were reported just after midnight on February 3, with the community being left in the dark about the killer’s identity. Despite the lack of public updates, the Weingart family has met with detectives and has expressed feeling comforted by the police’s efforts. Their love and appreciation for the community’s support have been felt deeply, as they prepare for the joint funerals of the newlywed couple. However, residents like Jenna Wasser, who lives near the bar, remain on edge, yearning for more information and hoping that justice will be served once the suspect is brought to justice.
The Elkhorn police announced on Monday that a person of interest is now in custody for the double homicide. Authorities have made significant progress in the investigation, leading to the arrest of the individual on an unrelated matter. While the suspect remains at large, the community eagerly awaits more information, with concerns about safety and justice lingering in the small town of Elkhorn.