File photo: Crime
File photo: Crime

Three people are dead, including the suspect, and one person is in critical condition after a shooting incident at an apartment complex north of Milwaukee.

Police said they believe the shooting, which took place on Saturday at Park Plaza Apartments in the village of Brown Deer, started as a domestic dispute.

Police Chief Peter Nimmer said that the 26-year-old suspect was taken into custody and transferred to a nearby hospital, where he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

“We believe the suspect shot himself,” Nimmer said at a press conference.

The other two people killed were a 31-year-old man and his 23-year-old lover and baby mama, authorities said.

Another man, 36, was shot in the leg but is expected to recover. A child at the scene was not harmed. Autopsies are scheduled for Monday.

Nimmer said he did not know the relationships of all involved, but that at least two people knew each other.

Officers responded to a call shortly after 10 a.m. local time for shots fired, said Nimmer. When they arrived, the shooter fired on the officers from the second floor. One of the squad cars was hit, but no officers were injured and no officers returned fire.

Police believe that the shooting took place inside an apartment as well as in the parking lot.

“There’s no reason to believe that there’s any danger to the community at this time,” Nimmer said.

When police arrived, the 26-year-old shooter engaged in a shootout with police officers and he livestreamed it on Facebook.

Towards the end of the video, he’s heard saying his last words. As he had already killed his child’s mother, he asked that the child stays with his maternal grandparents.

He also asked a friend who is owing him to give everything he owes him to the parents of his child’s mother so they can use it to raise his child. He then asked the friend to check up on his child regularly.

He said a prayer on Facebook live before he shot himself dead.