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Woman dies after being found in Marinette apartment with gunshot wound; building neighbors are moving out

Children who were in the apartment are now in CPS custody. Suspect in jail.
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Posted at 12:32 PM, Dec 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-03 10:08:56-05

MARINETTE (NBC 26) — A 32-year-old woman died after being injured in a Marinette apartment, according to police. A male suspect is in custody.

Detective Mike Kahles said three children lived in the victim's apartment, and two were inside at the time of the incident. The children are now under the care of Child Protective Services.

Police responded Thursday at around 4:05 p.m. to the Trolly Station Apartments for a report of a woman with a gunshot wound. Responders rendered first aid to the 32-year-old woman until EMS arrived. The victim was taken to a hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Police say a 31-year-old male suspect left the scene, but officers found him within 20 minutes of getting the dispatch and took him into custody. He was taken to a hospital for treatment for some injuries and then he was taken to county jail.

Michael Evans has lived in the city for over 20 years. He saw the news on Facebook Friday morning.

"With the shooting now, that's crazy," he said. "Especially in a little town like this."

A neighbor who lives in the building told NBC 26 he knew the victim, and he's moving out because of the shooting. He says many others are doing the same.

"I've been here about eight years, and this is the first time I've had to deal with anything this significant," Kahles said. "Unfortunately, domestic incidents like this one and many others often involve kids."

Names haven't been released and formal charges haven't been filed.

"I'm like really?" Evans said. "In my town? I'm like it should never happen."