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‘Horrible’: Five dead found in Milwaukee home and police suspect all were homicides

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Five people were found dead in a Milwaukee home on Sunday in what police are investigating multiple homicides, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Milwaukee police responded around 3:45 p.m. Sunday to assist with a wellness check at the residence where four men and a woman were found dead, Milwaukee Deputy Police Chief Paul Formolo said during a a press conference on Sunday evening. The identity of the victims was pending.

“Citizens in our community had concerns with the occupiers residing there,” Formolo said. “It’s a normal call that we have to answer. We do it all the time.”

The motive and information about the suspects was not immediately known, Formolo said. He said there was no information to suggest there was a threat to the community.

‘Horrible’: Five dead found in Milwaukee home and police suspect all were homicides

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Scene in Milwaukee after five bodies were found in a home on Jan. 23, 2022. Homicide is suspected.

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“The murders uncovered today in an apartment building in the heart of our city are horrific,” Milwaukee Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson said in a statement late Sunday. “First, I offer my condolences to the families and friends of the victims. Regardless of the circumstances, we must share the grief of those who have lost loved ones.”

“This is ridiculous. I’m sorry – I don’t know a better word to say,” Office of Violence Prevention Director Arnitta Holliman said at the press conference, reports WDJT-TV, affiliate by CBS Milwaukee.

Holliman called on the community to fuel change.

“We’re fed up and we’re fed up,” Holliman told reporters. “And us, as a community, that means we all have to be sick and tired enough to step up and do something about it.”

The incident comes as Milwaukee grapples with violence, WDJT points out. According to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office, there have been 21 homicides to date in the county. At this time last year, there were nine.

Autopsies will be performed on Monday, the medical examiner’s office said.

‘Horrible’: Five dead found in Milwaukee home and police suspect all were homicides

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