MILWAUKEE — Police in Wisconsin are investigating the deaths of six people found in a Milwaukee home as possible homicides, multiple news outlets are reporting.
Update 12:45 p.m. EST Jan. 24: The six victims were all found with gunshot wounds, Milwaukee Police Sgt. Efrain Cornejo told The Associated Press by email. Police have not released the identities of the people who were killed, or any information about a motive or who fired the shots.
Original report: According to WISN and WITI, Milwaukee police discovered five of the victims – four men and one woman – dead Sunday afternoon while officers were conducting a welfare check at a home near West Wright and North 21st streets. Authorities later recovered the body of another man, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office tweeted early Monday.
Police have not released any information about possible suspects, the victims’ identities or how they died. The medical examiner plans to conduct autopsies Monday, the news outlets reported.
In a statement Sunday night, Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson called the slayings “horrific” and offered condolences to the victims’ families.
“We remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce violence,” Johnson said in the statement. “We will achieve that through strengthened and improved law enforcement, through community intervention, and through a renewed commitment to prevention. Again, we can never accept murderous violence as routine, and we must together recommit ourselves to our shared responsibility to find solutions and make our city safer.”
Living on this block for a time growing up, I saw some of the worst violence that a child should never see. If Milwaukee is ever going to live up to its potential then we must work to make sure that these neighborhoods and the people in them, are safe, healthy, and prosperous. pic.twitter.com/t5CfsI3Yen
— Cavalier Johnson (@CavalierJohnson) January 24, 2022
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