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Six People, Most Of Whom Were Shot, Found Dead Inside Wisconsin Home

Milwaukee Police Assistant Chief Paul Formolo announced that multiple people were found murdered inside a home by officers when they conducted a welfare check.

By Gina Tron
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Six people have been found dead inside a Milwaukee home over the weekend — and now investigators are trying to make sense of the tragedy.

The Milwaukee Police Department found five of the six individuals on Sunday afternoon after concerned neighbors called the police requesting a welfare check at a home in the Park West neighborhood — about three miles northwest of downtown — Milwaukee Police Department Assistant Chief Paul Formolo said at a Sunday evening press conference.

"Upon their arrival, entry into the residence was made, and five individuals were found deceased," Formolo explained. "Four of the deceased are adult males, and one is an adult female. All five deaths are being treated as homicides.”

Later Sunday, the medical examiner announced that a sixth male homicide victim was also found at the scene. At least five of the victims were shot, NBC News reports.

No suspect(s) or person(s) of interest has been identified.

A motive for the killings also remains unclear, Formolo said, noting that the investigation was still very active. He did specify that investigators did not think that the general public was in danger.

Three of the victims are 43, 31 and 42, WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee reports. The relationship between victims is unclear. Autopsies are scheduled for Monday.

Arnitta Holliman, the Director of the Office of Violence Prevention, called the slayings "ridiculous."

"I'm sorry I don't know what better word to say," she said at Sunday’s press conference. "The community is tired, we are tired of seeing people's lives snuffed out too soon."

Milwaukee had 197 homicides in 2021, NBC News reports.

"The horrific news of six individuals being found dead near North 21st and West Wright Streets has left the community saddened, angry and shaken," Alderman Russell W. Stamper II said, according to WTMJ.

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