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Two men found dead inside home near Richards & Burleigh

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Raw emotion on the streets on Milwaukee's north side after the first two homicides of 2015. Milwaukee police are investigating a case in which two men were found dead inside a home near N. Richards and E. Burleigh.

FOX6's Julie Collins reported shots were fired at a home in the neighborhood.

Police are looking for at least one suspect, but are in the very early stages of the investigation.

It is a moment no one should have to go through, a woman finding out her brother was fatally shot.

And this is a moment that changed a family forever. Emotions running high on Milwaukee's northeast side Friday morning when police responded to a call about gunshots.

Police say there is at least one suspect involved and at least one firearm involved.

Inside the home, two adult men were found dead. These are the first two homicide victims of 2015.

"Something needs to be done about all this, you know, it ain't just my nephew, this is all over," said Louis Buckner, victim's uncle.

Louis Buckner got the call around noon.

"My son called and told me, 'Dad, Mikey got killed' and it shocked me," said Buckner.

He knows this tragedy all too well, his own son was killed in 2008.

"No value for life. Now his family is destroyed, the other guy's family is destroyed," said Buckner.

A crowd of people, some relatives, other neighbors, flooded the streets while the victim's families look for answers.

"Yes, I want to know. I just hope they caught whoever done it before they do it to anybody else," said Buckner.

Milwaukee police are vowing justice. They start the new year with an old plea.

"I assure we are doing all that we can to solve these up and there by hopefully prevent future homicides," said Aaron Raap, with the Milwaukee Police Department.

Shortly after police responded to the home where shots were fired, an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds and believed to be connected to the Richards Street homicide went to a local hospital.

He is being treated for non-life threatening injuries and is in police custody.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Monitor FOX6 News and for updates on this developing story.


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    I agree I’m sick of these trolls keep comparing the Hamilton case to everyday civilians a police officer killing an unarmed man is not the same as everyday crime you would think they would know this!!!

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