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6 people found dead in home near North 21st and West Wright streets in Milwaukee

An additional victim was reported Monday as Milwaukee police investigate the deaths of six people found Sunday near North 21st and West Wright streets. The deaths are being investigated as homicides, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's office said Sunday evening.

Around 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Milwaukee Police responded to the 2500 block of North 21st Street to assist with a welfare check at a residence, Assistant Chief Paul Formolo of the Milwaukee Police Department said during a Sunday evening news conference. 

"Citizens of our community had concerns with the occupants that resided there," Formolo said. "It's a normal call for us to respond to. We do it all the time."

After entering the residence, four men and one woman were found dead. A sixth fatality was reported by the medical examiner on Monday.

The victims have not been identified but the ages of three of the male victims are 31,42 and 43, according to online data from the medical examiner's office.

The motive and information regarding any suspects is unknown at this time, Formolo said.

"There is no information to suggest that there is a threat to the community," he said.

"The murders discovered today on a residential block in the heart of our city are horrific," Acting Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson said in a statement Sunday night. "First, I offer my condolences to the families and friends of the victims. Whatever the circumstances, we must share the grief of those who have lost loved ones." "It is important not to feel numbed by the ongoing violence in our community," the statement continued. "A horrible crime has again occurred, and it is not a movie or a fictional account. These victims died in our city, in one of our neighborhoods."

Johnson said efforts to reduce violence will continue, and will be achieved through strengthened and improved law enforcement, community intervention and a renewed commitment to prevention.

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