UPDATED: Double homicide in Elkhorn confirmed

Updated, 2:30 p.m. – At a news conference this morning, law enforcement called the situation a “senseless act of violence.” Elkhorn Police Chief Joel Christensen called the situation horrific, and said it is too early in the investigation for a suspect to be identified or to determine motive from the incident. He said there is no reason to believe either of the victims was the shooter.

Christensen said that, because there is no suspect or motive at this time, people should take “reasonable” precautions to ensure their safety.

From earlier…

A news release from the City of Elkhorn police department has confirmed a double homicide overnight at the Sports Page Barr in downtown Elkhorn.

According to the release, the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call shortly after midnight Thursday. The report was of shots fired, and a person down. When officers from both the city police and the sheriff’s department arrived, they discovered the bodies of both a male and female inside, fatally shot.

Identities of the victims are being withheld until next of kin is notified. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Elkhorn Police Department at 262-723-2210. You may also remain anonymous and contact Walworth County Crime Stoppers at 262-723-2677 or electronically by using www.p3tips.com.

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