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3 people, including suspect, killed in shooting at Brown Deer apartment complex


Three people died, including the suspect, and another person was injured in multiple shootings Saturday morning at a Brown Deer apartment complex.


"It appears it started as a domestic dispute between two people" at the Park Plaza Apartments, said Brown Deer Police Chief Peter Nimmer.


A 31-year-old man and 23-year-old woman were killed in the shooting.


The suspect, a 26-year-old man, also died, Nimmer said. Police believe he died by suicide. The man lived at the complex, Nimmer said.


A 36-year-old man, the lone survivor, was shot in the leg and may have already been released from the hospital, he said.


(Suspect went Live on Facebook during the standoff with police, Viewer discretion advised)


A child who was in the apartment was unharmed and is now with family members.


Nimmer anticipated naming those involved in the next 24 hours, once families have been notified. At least two of the people involved knew each other, Nimmer said.


Police are not looking for any other suspects and Nimmer said there is not a danger to the community.


Nimmer said his department was sent to 8901 Park Plaza Court for a report of shots fired with a possible victim in the parking lot at 10:09 a.m. He said police were shot at from the second floor of the Park Plaza Apartments when they arrived on scene, but no officers were injured or returned fire.

Nimmer said the suspect's gunfire struck a K-9 squad car. "Thankfully the K-9 was not struck," he said.


There may have been a shooting in the apartment as well as in the parking lot, he said.


Additional law enforcement agencies and fire departments gathered in a nearby strip mall parking lot and lined the street outside the apartment complex throughout the day.





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