UPDATE: 6 found dead in Milwaukee home near 21st and Wright

UPDATE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office confirms a sixth victim was found on scene near N. 21st St. and W. Wright St. around 2 a.m., Monday morning. 

The victim is an adult male. Four adult men and a female adult were found dead earlier on scene. 

The MCMEO said autopsies were pending this morning. 


MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Five people were found dead inside a home near 21st and Wright in Milwaukee on Sunday, Jan. 23.

Milwaukee police said the victims are four adult men and one adult woman. All of the deaths are being investigated as homicides, police said.

In a news conference, police said officers were making a welfare check at a residence at the 2500 block of North 21st Street around 3:45 p.m.

"Upon their arrival, entry into the residence was made, and five individuals were found deceased," MPD Assistant Chief Paul Formolo told reporters.

MPD said there is no information to suggest a threat to the community.

"This is ridiculous, I'm sorry I don't know a better word to say," Office of Violence Prevention director Arnitta Holliman said during the news conference.

The incident comes as Milwaukee grapples with violence. According to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office, there have been 21 homicides to date in the county. At this time last year there were nine.

Holliman called on the community to fuel change.

"We are sick and tired of it," Holliman told reporters. "And we as a community, that means all of us have to be sick and tired enough that we step up and do something."

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson released a statement calling the homicide investigation 'horrific.'

“We remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce violence," Johnson said in a statement. "We will achieve that through strengthened and improved law enforcement, through community intervention, and through a renewed commitment to prevention. Again, we can never accept murderous violence as routine, and we must together recommit ourselves to our shared responsibility to find solutions and make our city safer.”

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office responded to the scene. Autopsies are scheduled for Monday.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Milwaukee Police Department at (414) 935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-Tips or P3 Tips App.

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