The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating a multiple shooting in a home in the 2800 block of N. 12th St., on the city’s north side.
In a brief news conference early Monday afternoon, Police Chief Alfonso Morales said the bodies of five people, ranging in age from 14 to 41, were discovered in the home after someone called police around 10:30 a.m. on Monday to report that the person’s family was dead.
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The man who made the call was taken into custody. Morales says police believe there is no active threat at this time.
The chief says the victims and the suspect apparently were all known to each other and police are investigating the relationships among them.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters at the house that a baby was found alive in the house. Investigators believe the shooter decided to spare the infant. Morales said investigators recovered a weapon and believe the shooter acted alone, adding that that there's no threat to the public.
A large crowd of neighbors and others flocked to the neighborhood to comfort one another and seek information about the police presence.
The attack is the second mass shooting in Milwaukee this year. Molson Coors brewery worker Anthony Ferrill gunned down five co-workers on Feb. 26 before turning his gun on himself. His motive remains unknown.