New Year's shooting at Milwaukee nightclub kills 1

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Posted: Jan 01, 2017 12:19 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police are searching for suspects after a New Year's shooting at a nightclub killed one person, a violent start after a year that saw nearly 150 homicides in the city.

WITI-TV (http://bit.ly/2iwjMEs ) reports the shooting happened just before 5 a.m. Sunday at Dee's Elegance Bar & Grill on Milwaukee's northwest side.

Police say the 37-year-old victim was shot inside the club after an altercation with at least two people. Those two fled after the shooting.

The victim died at the scene. It's Milwaukee's first homicide of 2017.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports a man who was found fatally shot Friday became the city's 142nd homicide victim in 2016, according to preliminary data. About 80 percent of Milwaukee's homicides last year were shooting deaths. Milwaukee recorded 145 homicides in 2015.

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Information from: WITI-TV, http://www.fox6now.com