Wisconsin shooting victim saves two of her children

Wisconsin Shooting Victim Saves Two Of Her Children
Wisconsin Shooting Victim Saves Two Of Her Children

A deadly shooting near a Wisconsin park left three dead -- but one victim's act of heroism saved two of her children.When a gunman randomly opened fire on a bridge trail in Menasha, Wisconsin, he killed Erin Stoffel's husband and 11-year-old daughter, as well as one other man. However, the death toll would have been higher if it weren't for Stoffel's quick thinking.

According to WLUK, despite being shot three times herself, the mother managed to shuffle her 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter off of a pedestrian bridge. Amid the gunfire, she instructed her son to run for help.

"It's an amazing story of heroism on her part and certainly of her children," Dr. Ray Georgen said during a press conference on Monday. "You can never underestimate the power of a mother to protect her children. To have three gunshot wounds and be able to get off that bridge and save two of her children is incredible to think about."

Police say the shooter, 27-year-old Sergio Valencia Del Toro, randomly opened fire after a fight with his ex-fiancee. He then turned the gun on himself.

Authorities claim Del Toro didn't know any of his victims.

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