Milwaukee police find 5 dead in house; suspect in custody

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Five people were found shot to death Monday inside a Milwaukee home, and the man who dialed 911 to report the killings has been taken into custody, the city’s police chief said.

The police department received a call around 10:30 a.m. from a man who said his family was dead, Chief Alfonso Morales said during a brief news conference. When officers arrived at the house on the city’s north side they found five victims ranging in age from 14 to 41, the chief said.

Morales said investigators recovered a weapon and believe the shooter acted alone, adding that that there’s no threat to the public.

The man who called authorities to the house has been taken into custody, and detectives were trying to determine the relationship between the caller and the victims, Morales said. No names have been provided.

Morales called the shooting “a very tragic event.”

Milwaukee Police spokeswoman Sheronda Grant didn’t immediately respond to email and voicemail messages Monday afternoon.

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