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Teen and two adults dead in apparent shooting in Chetek

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The Barron County Sheriff's Department was called to 611 26th St. by a female requesting assistance Friday night.

The Chetek Police, The Barron County Sheriff Department and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources responded the scene.

When they entered the house they found three dead bodies. The deceased in the house are confirmed to be Chetek High School senior Natalie Turner, Brenda Turner and John Hengst.

“We have been called to this residence in the past. There is some foul play here, but it is contained inside the residence,” Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told News 18.

"There is no danger to the public. We are not searching for anybody, we are not looking for anybody,” Fitzgerald explained.

Officials said the initial investigation shows that all three people suffered gunshot wounds, however the cause of death will not be made official until an autopsy is completed.

Detectives continue to investigate to find the circumstances behind the deaths.


UPDATE 12:00 Noon Saturday:

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald now says it appears the three victims found in a house in Chetek Friday night were shot.  He identified the victims as  John Hengst, 55, Brenda Turner, 55 and Natalie Turner, 17, all from Chetek.  According to a press release, the the cause of the deaths cannot be confirmed until autopsy results are back from the Barron County Medical Examiners Office, but all three appeared to have gunshot wounds. He again said they do not believe there is any danger to the public.

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The Barron County Sheriff's Department is investigating the deaths of three people, whose bodies were found inside a house in Chetek Friday night.

A woman called for help at the house on 26th Street just after 9:00 PM Friday, according to a press release issued by the sheriff.  Officers from the sheriff's department, the Chetek Police and the DNR entered the house and found the bodies inside.  The names of the victims were not released.  Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says he does not believe there is any danger to the public.  When police use that phrase, it usually means they believe the deaths were accidental or that the person responsible is among the dead.  But in this case, Fitzgerald gave no indication of the cause of the deaths.

He expects to have more information later Saturday.

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