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Woman expected to survive attempted-murder/suicide in Green Bay

Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 12:35 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 22, 2021 at 3:37 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Police say a woman shot in an apparent attempted-murder/suicide is expected to survive but will be in intensive care for some time.

Officers tell Action 2 News that they were called to a duplex on Imperial Lane on the city’s east side at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday. They found the woman “semi-responsive” with her two young boys trying to save her life. The 35-year-old woman suffered a single gunshot wound.

A 55-year-old man was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

“When officers arrived they discovered a party that had sustained some significant injuries. They also located a person who was deceased inside one side of the duplex,” said Lt. Brad Strouf.

“The male and female had recently separated but were living near one another,” said Capt. Ben Allen.

No names were released, but police say they weren’t aware of any history of violence and there were no prior police calls to this address.

Police say there was a language barrier with the Asian family. A Hmong officer was called in, but the family speaks a different dialect. Capt. Allen said an 11-year-old provided the best statement to police, then “some other family members were able to kind of fill in some of the blanks for us, and we were able to determine that this was an attempted homicide and then a suicide.”

“The Green Bay Police Department wants to remind our community that there are many services in our area that are available to assist anyone that finds themselves in an abusive relationship, along with services for those who are struggling with relationship and emotional concerns,” Allen said.

“We need to make sure that family members are keen to what their loved ones are going through and really be that hand that leads them to some services, to some resources and to law enforcement if that’s what’s needed,” he added.

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