Officials: Man killed inside residence in Juneau County in suspected targeted act

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JUNEAU COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating a critical incident that occurred in the Township of New Lisbon, Juneau County, on Friday, June 3. 

Officials say around 6:30 a.m., a call came in to law enforcement notifying them of an armed person and two shots fired inside a residence. 

Following failed attempts to negotiate with the individual inside the home, at approximately 10:17 a.m., the Juneau County Special Tactics and Response Team entered the residence and located the homeowner, a 68-year-old man, deceased. A 56-year-old man was located in the basement with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot sound. 

Lifesaving measures were given and the 56-year-old was taken to a hospital. 

A firearm was recovered. 

Officials say the incident appears to be a targeted act. 

DCI is leading the investigation with assistance from the Sauk County Sheriff's Office, Mauston Police Department, Elroy Police Department, Wisconsin State Crime Lab, Wisconsin State Patrol, DOJ's Office of Crime Victim Services, and the FBI. 

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