The third term mayor of Crandon says it's time to for the community to come together and help each other.
Mayor Gary Bradley says the tragic shooting deaths of seven young people, including the gunman, haven't sunk in yet.
There are two thousand people in Crandon and the shooting has touched just about every family in the small community in some way.
For example, Bradley says he knew the suspect, Sheriff's Deputy Tyler Peterson. He watched Peterson grow up and describes him as a quiet individual. Bradley says you would never expect something like this from Peterson.
Now, Bradley says it's time to put the pieces together and he believes if any community can, it's Crandon. The mayor says they are strong people who make a fantastic team when they work together.
While the shooting deaths are still emotional for many people, including himself, Mayor Bradley says he's up to the challenge of helping the community return to normal or as he puts it, near normal.