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Delavan standoff ends peacefully

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FRANK J. SCHULTZ
October 31, 2010

DELAVAN – A standoff at a residence ended Sunday morning with no serious injuries, Delavan police report.


Police responded to a report of shots fired near the corner of Second and Wisconsin streets at 1:30 a.m. Sunday and saw three suspects enter a three-unit residence at 301 S. Second, Police Chief Tim O'Neill said. The suspects refused to come out.


SWAT teams from Walworth County, Rock County and the city of Milwaukee, as well as officers from Darien and town of Delavan were called in.


At the time of the call, police were handling a large crowd and a cocaine-possession arrest about a block away, O’Neill said.


A number of women and children left the residence and apparently were not being held against their will, O’Neill said.


Three men aged about 25 to 32 were in custody and being questioned, but as of 10:30 a.m. had not been arrested, O’Neill said.


O'Neill said police believe the incident was a gang-related retaliation for some past incident. Police are looking for a weapon or weapons but had not found any. They were also searching a car where the shooting incident is believed to have started.


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