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Two small children among three found dead following ‘domestic disturbance’ in small town

A small Wisconsin community is in shock after two children and a man were found dead inside a home on Friday, WTMJ-TV reports.

Police responded to a call about a domestic disturbance at a house late Thursday night in Seymour, Wisconsin, a city about 20 miles west of Green Bay.

Officers tried to make contact with people inside the residence but were unable to do so. An emergency response team eventually entered at about 8 a.m. Friday.

Inside, police found three people dead: a 35-year-old man, a 3-year-old girl and a 3-month-old girl.

Authorities have not yet publicly identified the deceased or revealed how they died, but have said there is no current threat to the community.

According to the report, officials had previously blocked off the area surrounding the home because of what was described as an “active law enforcement incident.” During this time, nearby residents were kept away from the scene.

Since news of the deaths spread throughout this close-knit community, residents have created a makeshift memorial to remember the victims, according to WBAY-TV.

“It is a very sad day in the city of Seymour to have a tragedy like this occur,” Seymour Police Chief Richard Buntrock said.

Seymour Mayor Ryan Kraft echoed that statement and said what happened is devastating.

“A dark cloud now shrouds our community during the holiest time of the year as Christians around the world gather to celebrate the Easter holiday,” Kraft wrote in a prepared statement. “As a community, it is our responsibility to pull together to support the families who have been so horribly devastated by this loss. On behalf of the city of Seymour, our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased, their families, and all of the individuals whose lives have been so abruptly disrupted by this tragedy.”

The state’s Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation is handling the investigation.