Milwaukee Shooting – Police in Milwaukee is investigating after five people, four men, and a woman were found dead in a Milwaukee home near 21st and Wright Sunday afternoon.
Police said officers responded to a home in the neighborhood for a welfare check around 3:45 p.m. Entry was made to the home, and the victims were found dead. The deaths are being investigated as homicides.
While police said no motive is known at this point, and no arrests have been made, there is not believed to be any threat to the community.
During a media briefing around 7:15 p.m. Sunday, MPD Assistant Chief Paul Formolo said investigators were still searching the house when asked whether any weapons were recovered.
The release of their identities is pending, police said.
“This is ridiculous,” “I don’t know a better word to say.”
“The community is tired,”. “We are tired of seeing people’s lives snuffed out too soon in preventable situations. Any of the gun violence we are seeing is preventable, and we cannot continue on the trajectory we have seen the last two years.”
“Milwaukee is a great place and can continue to be one, We cannot continue to see the level of violence that we’ve been seeing. We are sick and tired of it, and we, as a community, that means all of us, need to be sick and tired of it enough that we step up and do something about it.”
Arnitta Holliman, director of Milwaukee’s Office of Violence Prevention, said.
Holliman was referencing Milwaukee County’s record homicides. Holliman asked that the community wrap their arms around the victims’ loved ones, suffering after this tragedy.
Authorities are urging anyone with information is asked to contact MPD at 414-935-7360 or Crimestoppers at 414-224-TIPS.