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Last Updated: Sunday, 10 June 2007, 21:53 GMT 22:53 UK
Six dead after Wisconsin shooting
Police officers carry out the body of one of those shot in Delavan, Wisconsin, US
Neighbours said they thought the gunshot sounds were fireworks
Six people have been found dead and a child badly injured after a shooting at a house in south Wisconsin, in the US.

Police in the town of Delavan found the victims after responding to a call late on Saturday night.

The child was found shot in the chest in a car outside the house, a police spokeswoman said.

Although police provided little further information, AFP news agency says they seem to be treating the incident as a possible case of murder-suicide.

During a brief press conference, police chief Tim O'Neill said that the injured child was a two-year-old girl.

She is in a serious condition at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, he said.


AP reports that a 19-year-old woman, Vanessa Iverson, was one of the victims of the shooting.

Her sister-in-law said a family with three children lived in the house, including a set of twins as well as the two-year-old girl.

Police set up a cordon around the property, in a residential area some 45 miles (70km) south-west of Milwaukee.

Neighbours, many of whom had believed that the sound of gunshots was children playing with fireworks, watched as the bodies were wheeled out on Sunday morning.

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