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5 dead, 2 injured in Chippewa County shooting

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UPDATE (WQOW) – Five people have been found dead in an apparent homicide in Chippewa County.

Sunday night around 10:30, the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call regarding a shooting incident at a residence in Lake Hallie.

According to Sheriff James Kowalczyk, deputies found a man and woman dead at the scene. Two other adults were transported to a local hospital due to gunshot wounds.

At around 2:30 a.m., Chippewa County deputies went to a residence in the Town of Lafayette to notify the family of one of those found dead earlier that night.

According to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, when law enforcement arrived, they discovered three other people dead from gunshot wounds – a woman, man and juvenile male. Officials are calling it an apparent homicide.

Sheriff Kowalczyk said the gunman is suspected in both homicide investigations. He said the suspected shooter is dead.

Again, officials say the public is not in harm’s way.


Chippewa County (WQOW) – According to the Lake Hallie Police Department, a shooting took place in the 45th Avenue and 13000 block area.

At around 10:30 P.M. Sunday night, police responded to multiple 911 calls about a gun being fired inside a home. When they arrived they found two people shot.

Police say the incident is under control and that there is no threat to the public.

The names of those injured have not been released and the shooting is still under investigation.

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