UPDATE: Wisconsin mother in serious condition after random shooting Submitted: 05/05/2015

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MENASHA - Update: Tue. 5/5 2:50pm

Doctors have upgraded the condition of a woman hospitalized after a random shooting in eastern Wisconsin that left her husband, daughter and another man dead.

Theda Clark Medical Center spokeswoman Megan Mulholland says 32-year-old Erin Stoffel was upgraded from critical to serious condition Tuesday.

Menasha police say Sergio Daniel Valencia del Toro fought with his ex-fiancée Sunday before grabbing two handguns and riding his bike to the Trestle Trail bridge over Little Lake Butte des Morts (BYOO'- deh-mohr) in Menasha. Valencia del Toro opened fire on the bridge, killing Jonathan Stoffel and his 11-year-old daughter, Olivia, along with Adam Bentdahl.

Del Toro then shot himself. He died at a hospital.

WLUK-TV reports officials hope to reopen the trail Wednesday.

Menasha is about 30 miles south of Green Bay.

Update: Mon. 5/4 4:15pm

Family and friends of a Neenah family that lost two members when a university student opened fire along a Wisconsin bike trail are mourning at a church.

Jonathan Stoffel, his 11-year-old daughter Olivia Stoffel (who is wearing the red cap in the picture), and Adam Bentdahl all were killed when Sergio Daniel Valencia del Toro opened fire along the path in Menasha Sunday. Jonathan Stoffel's wife Erin was wounded. The couple's two other small children survived unharmed. Del Toro killed himself.

More than 100 people gathered Monday at Calvary Bible Church in Neenah. Olivia attended fifth grade at a school attached to the church. Her friend, 10-year-old Grace Demerath, cried and asked why Olivia had to die.

Erin Stoffel's friend, Tati Schroth, said the Stoffels were warm and genuine. She says she's in a state of disbelief.


Update: Mon. 5/4 2:30pm

Police have revealed more about what may have motivated a gunman to shoot four strangers before killing himself on a recreational bridge in Menasha.

The city's police chief, Tim Styka identified the dead Monday as 33-year-old Jonathan Stoffel, of Neenah, his 11-year-old daughter, Olivia Stoffel, and 31-year-old Adam Bentdahl of Appleton. Stoffel's wife, Erin, was shot three times, but survived and is hospitalized in critical condition.

The chief says the 27-year-old gunman, Sergio Valencia del Toro, fatally shot himself after randomly shooting the others near a pavilion on the bridge Sunday night. Styka says del Toro and his fiancee had recently called off their wedding and had argued before the shooting.

Erin Stoffel and two other children, ages 5 and 7, made it off the bridge with the older child running for help.

Original Story: Mon. 5/4 11:10am

The person who survived a shooting that left four others dead on a Menasha recreational trail bridge remains hospitalized in critical condition.

A Theda Clark Medical Center spokeswoman said Monday the survivor is a woman in her 30s.

Menasha police say a gunman opened fire on the bridge Sunday night in a random shooting on the Fox Cities Trestle Trail bridge.

Chief Tim Styka says the shooter is among the four dead.

Police continued their investigation into the shooting Monday.

Story By: Associated Press
Photo By: Theda Care Medical Center

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