MPD: 4 people of interest in custody in connection to homicide of 6 people near 21st and Wright
The department is working to find out how they are involved.
Milwaukee Police Department Chief Jeffrey Norman is asking the public to come forward with information related to the investigation.
"We believe that there are multiple suspects involved in this incident," Chief Norman said.
It is unclear when the shooting happened and how long the bodies were there. This horrific tragedy happened in the city's 15th District, near 21st and Wright. Police believe multiple guns were used in the shootings.
"This mass shooting is not representative of the district, it is not representative of this city," Milwaukee Alderman Russell Stamper said.
Milwaukee police are still investigating a 911 call. The caller said she was a shooting victim and others were shot. Two addresses were given, but they were not on the block where the murder happened. Both scenes were checked and there was no sign of a shooting, police said. This call came in 12 hours before the bodies were discovered.
"We were able to locate the person who made the call and we were able to determine she was not a victim of a shooting. Her connection to this incident still remains under investigation," Chief Norman said.
As police continue to follow up on leads, Mayor Cavalier Johnson is asking the community to help crack this case.
"I'm certain that there's somebody out there, somebody who knows something, who's seen something, who can say something to help us in this issue where there was a mass shooting and six people in our city were left dead. It's time for that person to step forward."
Chief Norman says this was a targeted situation. There is no threat to the public.
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.