Milwaukee 'murder-suicide' leaves child and three others dead after shooting at home

POLICE discovered a child and three others dead from fatal gunshot wounds in an apparent murder-suicide in Wisconsin.

Officials in Milwaukee made the gruesome discovery on Wednesday after conducting a welfare check at a home on South 49th Street and West Oklahoma Avenue.

Police responded to a welfare check at the residence at around 11.45am local time.

In the home, they discovered four deceased victims.

Cops said the dead were three adults and one juvenile.

Police believe one of the dead victims shot the other three before killing him or herself.

Officials have not released the names or ages of the victims or the suspected shooter.

The investigation is active and ongoing. At this time, police said, there is no active threat to the public.

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According to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office, autopsies are scheduled for Thursday.

Investigators encourage anyone with information to call Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360 or to remain anonymous contact, Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS or use the P3 tips app.

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