Two people dead, one injured after shooting at Wisconsin apartment complex

Police believe the shooting started as a domestic dispute.

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Two people were killed and another was injured in a shooting Saturday at an apartment complex in Brown Deer.Wisconsin.

The local police chief, Peter Nimmer, reported that the shooter also died at the scene.

At a news conference, Nimmer said authorities believe he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and said no officers from his agency or others who attended the shooting fired their weapons.

Police received a report of shots fired Saturday morning, Nimmer said. When the officials arrived, they were shot from a balcony on the second floor.where the police chief explained that the suspect is presumed to be living.

Upon entering the suspect's residence they found three bodies including his own, which He was identified only as a 26-year-old black male.

The victims of the event were identified as a 23-year-old black woman and a 31-year-old white man. The survivor sustained a fortunately non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg and was identified as a 36-year-old black male.

A child who was in the apartment was uninjured.Nimmer reported, and is with his family.

So far the relationship between the suspect and the victims was unclear, but it is presumed that two of them knew each other. Based on an initial investigation, authorities believe the incident began as a domestic dispute.

When the police chief is asked how others got involved, he assumes they were trying to help.

The shooting continues to be investigated by the Milwaukee Area Investigative by the Wauwatosa Police Department, Nimmer said, adding that the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigations is also helping.

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