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UPDATE 4 p.m.: Officials with the Racine Police Department have ruled that the death of the estranged couple is a murder-suicide.

They released the following statement at 4 p.m. Friday:

“After a preliminary investigation, the incident is being investigated as a murder-suicide between an estranged couple.  Names are not being released at this time.  No other information is being released at this time.”

UPDATE 1:37 p.m.: An estranged couple was found shot to death inside their home early Friday morning and there are a number of questions police still have as this case is actively being investigated, according to a story by WTMJ 4.

During a press conference held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Sgt. Adam Malacara stopped short of calling the incident a murder/suicide but said that they could not say for certain that it was not a double homicide as they are still investigating the incident.

Two juveniles were found safe inside the home.

“The initial investigation has revealed this incident to be a homicide.  There are two people deceased, a 30-year-old female and 34-year-old male,” according to a press release by the Racine Police Department.

Two guns were found on the scene, but there is a possibility of a third gun.

“This is a very sensitive situation,” Malacara said. “There are two families involved. They are missing their loved ones today.”

ORIGINAL STORY: The Racine Police Department has launched an investigation into a shots fired incident that happened at 6:50 a.m. Friday in the 2600 block of 19th Street.

Officials have the area currently blocked off. They are asking the public to avoid the area at this time, according to a press release by Sgt. Adam Malacara, of the Racine Police Department.

“It is important to note that the scene is secure and there is no danger to the public,” Malacara wrote. “This incident is early in the investigation. Further details will be released later in the day.”

Racine Police are urging any witnesses or people with information to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at (262) 635-7756. Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers at (262) 636-9330, or text
274637 (CRIMES). Text message should begin with RACS.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.