UPDATE: Milwaukee Police investigating four deadly shootings in two days

UPDATE: Milwaukee Police investigating four deadly shootings in two days

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- After nearly four consecutive weeks without a deadly shooting, there has been a spike in homicides in the City of Milwaukee.  

The most recent victim is a 23-year-old man. Police said they were called to Dineen Park where the man's body was found by someone walking their dog. However, investigators believe the death happened around 9 o'clock Tuesday night, ten blocks away near 58th and Roosevelt, then the body was dumped in the park.

Authorities initially believe the victim got into the car on his own, but are now investigating the incident as a possible abduction.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting and are searching for suspects.

The death is being investigated as the fourth homicide in two days. A man and woman were found dead near 10th and Capitol early Wednesday morning and a 39-year-old ,am was found dead Tuesday morning near 39th and Ruby.

Reggie Moore, director of the Office of Violence Prevention said several things could have led up to the violent streak. "Whether its retaliation from issues that have happened earlier in the summer…a lot of these shootings and homicides are related to conflict related issues. So, it's not a lot of group based, or gang based violence. It really is individuals."

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner was scheduled to complete six autopsies on Wednesday including the four homicides, one overdose and one probable drowning of a 64-year-old found in his bathtub. 

In addition, Milwaukee Police are investigating two non-fatal shootings that happened Tuesday night. One happened around 9:15 p.m. near 39th and Nash. A 53-year-old man was shot during an ongoing argument with a known suspect.

At 2:20 a.m. a 36-year-old man walked into a hospital with a serious gunshot wound. Police believe the shooting happened near 27th and Center. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are under investigation.

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