Six People Found Dead With Gunshot Wounds in Milwaukee Home

Authorities in Wisconsin found six people dead with gunshots wounds in a house in Milwaukee, launching a homicide investigation.

Milwaukee police were responding to a welfare check at a residence at about 3:45 p.m. local time on Jan. 23 when they found four men and one woman dead, Milwaukee Assistant Police Chief Paul Formolo told reporters later in the day.

On Jan. 24, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office announced that authorities found a body of another man, bringing the number of victims to six.

Authorities have yet to release other details of the victims, including their identities.

According to the police, all six victims had “injuries that are suspected to have been caused by gunfire.”

Formolo said that a motive for the suspected homicide is not yet known at this time.

“There is no information to suggest that there is a threat to the community,” Formolo also said.

Office of Violence Prevention Director Arnitta Holliman said the incident was “absolutely preventable.”

“Any of the gun violence that we’re seeing is preventable and we cannot continue this same trajectory that we’ve seen for the last two years,” Holliman said.

In a statement, Acting Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson described the incident as “horrific.”

“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,” Johnson said.

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