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Five dead including gunman in Chippewa County shooting spree

Posted at 11:39 AM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 13:46:27-04

CHIPPEWA FALLS — A shooting spree that took place Sunday in Chippewa County has left five people dead.

The Lake Hallie Police Department says that they responded to two different scenes, the first around 10:15 p.m. Sunday, after receiving several 911 calls about shots being fired in the area.

When officers arrived they discovered multiple people with gunshot wounds inside of the home, according to police.

Around 2:30 a.m. Chippewa County Deputies then attempted to contact a family at the home of one of the deceased when they discovered three other gun shot victims, all dead, of an apparent homicide, police said.

Officials say that the suspected shooter is one of the deceased.

Lake Hallie Shooting Scene

Lake Hallie Police requested additional assistance from the Chippewa Falls Police department and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

The incident continues to be investigated by the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office and the Lake Hallie Police Department.

Officials believe that there is no longer a threat to the public.