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Candlelight vigil, benefits planned to honor the 4 people killed in Wisconsin shootings

The 45-year-old suspect reportedly was in the midst of a bitter divorce and had money problems.
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Community members are rallying around the families of the four people who were killed in shootings in north-central Wisconsin earlier this week.

Police say a 45-year-old man from Weston, Wisconsin, is suspected of fatally shooting Dianne Look and Karen Barclay at Marathon Savings Bank, then killing Sara Quirt Sann at a law office in Schofield. Everest Metro police detective Jason Weiland was also killed in what's being described by police as a domestic incident.

To remember these victims and help their families, community members have planned various benefits. Here's a look at them.

The Villiage of Weston is planning a candlelight vigil at Kennedy Park in Weston on Sunday at 7 p.m., the village said in a Facebook post. People are also encouraged to tie a blue ribbon outside their homes or wear blue to show their support for Weiland and the Everest Metro Police Department.

WDEZ will be handing out free blue lightbulbs at Batteries Plus Bulbs in Rib Mountain on March 28 from 8-10 a.m. to honor Weiland. The station is also having community members sign a large card that'll be given to the Everest Metro Police Department – you can sign the card by going to Dale's Weston Lanes on Sunday from noon-4 p.m.

Marathon Savings Bank, where two employees were killed, has set up a "Barclay and Look Family Fund" where people can donate. The bank has also set up a separate foundational gift of $30,000 to the family fund. You can donate via GoFundMe here.

River Valley Bank has set up a Victims Family Fund. The bank will match the first $25,000 donated by April 30. All the money from the fund will be used to help the people affected by the March 22 incident. For information on how to donate, click here.

"I don't think that this community has, fortunately, experienced something as traumatic as what happened [Wednesday]. This is what we do as a community bank. We try and get people together and give back," Ellie Reineck of River Valley Bank told WDEZ.

Goin' Postal Wausau and Embroidme Wausau are selling stickers and silicone bracelets, which say #CentralWisconsinStrong, for $5 each. All the proceeds will be donated to the victim's families, a Facebook post says.

There's also a memorial fund for Weiland's family set up at Intercity State Bank. Donations can be made directly to the bank under the name "Weiland Memorial Fund," the Wisconsin Department of Justice says. Texas Roadhouse is also hosting an event to honor Weiland – 10 percent of proceeds will be donated to the Weiland Fund at the bank.

The Weston, Wisconsin, Facebook page continues to post updates regarding benefits and events related to this week's shootings, click here for more.

The suspect

The Wausau Daily Herald is reporting the 45-year-old suspect was targeting his estranged wife in the shootings, with the paper noting he was in the midst of a bitter divorce and had money problems.

His wife was not injured in the incidents.

The suspect, who was injured during an exchange of gunfire with police, is in custody, but has not yet been charged, the Wisconsin Department of Justice said Thursday. The agency has not identified the suspect, but says it will release more information "in the near future."

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