UPDATE: La Crosse police cite murder-suicide in deaths of two Wednesday, ID victims
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — La Crosse police attributed the deaths of two people Wednesday night to a murder-suicide in a case of domestic violence that also included the shooting death of a dog.
Officers, who responded to a report of a possible death in a house on the 1000 block of Charles Street shortly before 7:30 p.m., found the bodies of Allison R. Rogers, 25, and Jordan D. Garcia, who turned 26 Wednesday, according to a news release Thursday.
Preliminary evidence indicates that Garcia shot the dog and Rogers before taking his own life, said police, who said the investigation of the incident is active and ongoing.
“It’s just a travesty that something like that would happen,” Craig L. said, who lives on the same block.
Craig says he did not know the victims.
“Is it often that there’s a police presence around this block?,” reporter Tyler Job asked.
“Yeah for minor, little things,” Craig responded. “But, nothing like last night.”
Craig moved to La Crosse about a year ago and says he never expected a shooting like this to happen in his neighborhood.
“Smaller city, everyone is so nice,” Craig said. “You know, it’s just shocking.”
He is now considering adding security in his home.
“Going to put cameras up, probably,” Craig said. “And, try and keep myself protected, I guess.”
Police say there is no threat to the general public.
If you are in an abusive relationship or know someone who is, help is available.
More information can be found here.
LA CROSSE (WKBT) — Two people and a dog were found shot to death Wednesday at a home on La Crosse’s North Side, according to police.
The La Crosse Police Department is investigating the deaths after they were called to the 1000 block of Charles Street at 7:21 p.m. Wednesday.
Police say there is no threat to the general public, and the investigation is active and ongoing.
No further information was available as of Thursday morning.
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