When police responded to a report of shots being fired from inside a home in Delavan, Wisconsin at 10:36 pm on Saturday night, they arrived on the scene to find six bodies inside a home on the street. In a nearby vehicle, a 2-year-old girl was found alive but with a gunshot wound to the chest. The girl was taken to a hospital in Rockford, Illinois in critical condition that night. Then she was flown to the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. An update on her condition has not yet been released.

Police sectioned off a two-block area around the house on Sunday morning. Neighbors were told to stay inside with the doors locked in case the killer was still on the loose. However, many neighbors ignored this warning and curiously gathered on the sidewalks to watch the scene unfold.

Delavan is about 40 miles southwest of Milwaukee, and the street on which this horrific crime took place looks like an average, ordinary neighborhood. However, this is not to say that bad things don’t happen everywhere. When it happens in a suburban neighborhood, especially, it is shocking because unlike deaths in the city, these aren’t on the news everyday. When they do, though, they tend to be portrayed as more horrific than any story one would find in the city. This just goes to show that while suburban areas may be safer, when something bad does happen, you’d better watch out.

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19151287/from/RS.1/ and http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/06/10/wisc.shooting.ap/index.html.

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