A multiple-homicide investigation was underway in Milwaukee after police discovered six adults dead inside a home during a welfare check on Sunday afternoon, investigators said.
The apparent murders come on the heels of a record-breaking year for homicides in Milwaukee County, where the medical examiner’s office confirmed in a Dec. 28 tweet that a record 220 killings were investigated in 2021.
Milwaukee police said officers responded to the home near North 21st Street and West Wright Street around 3:45 p.m., FOX6 Milwaukee reported. Officers entered the home and found five bodies, four male and one female.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office tweeted early Monday that a sixth body, another adult male, was recovered from the home.
The release of the victims’ identities is pending. Autopsies were scheduled for Monday, the medical examiner said.
No motive or information about any suspects was immediately known, Milwaukee Assistant Police Chief Paul Formolo said during a Sunday evening news conference.
Police Sgt. Efrain Cornejo told Fox News Digital in an email on Monday that the victims’ injuries are suspected to have been caused by gunfire and that authorities were continuing to seek “unknown suspects.”