Gun­man kills five, spares baby

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MIL­WAU­KEE: Po­lice found five peo­ple shot to death inside a home in the Wis­con­sin cap­ti­tal and ar­rested the man who di­alled 911 to re­port the slay­ings, the city’s po­lice chief said.

Po­lice re­ceived a call about 10.30am from a man who said his fam­ily was dead, Chief Al­fonso Mo­rales said. When of­fi­cers ar­rived at the house, they found five vic­tims rang­ing in age from 14 to 41, the chief said.

The Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel re­ported that Mayor Tom Bar­rett said that a baby was found alive. In­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve the shooter de­cided to spare the in­fant.

Mr 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, po­lice said. No names have been pro­vided.

Mr Mo­rales called the shoot­ing “a very tragic event.” The Jour­nal Sen­tinel, cit­ing three uniden­ti­fied po­lice sources, re­ported the sus­pect was a 43-year-old Mil­wau­kee man with a lengthy crim­i­nal record.

On­line court records show the sus­pect had firearm and do­mes­tic-abuse con­vic­tions.

Pic­ture: AN­GELA PETER­SON/MIL­WAU­KEE JOUR­NAL-SEN­TINEL

STUNNED: By­standers at the scene of a shoot­ing, where five peo­ple from the same fam­ily were killed in a Mil­wau­kee home.

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