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Tuesday, 20 October 2015 14:18

One dead, one seriously injured in separate incidents early Monday

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BELOIT— Beloit police are continuing their investigation two separate incidents early Monday.

Jose Antonio Ortiz, 30, of Beloit died of gunshot wounds shortly after arriving at an area hospital.

Police were called about 4 a.m. to a home on the 1100 block of Bluff Street for a report of a shooting. They located Ortiz, who was transported to Mercy Hospital, according to a police department news release.

Officers interviewed numerous witnesses at the scene, and police were seeking  information on suspects. Detectives and command staff have been working at a feverish pace to seek justice for the family and to keep the city safe, according to a post by Cpt. Dan Molland on the department's Facebook page.

The fatal shooting was the second incident Beloit police responded to early Monday. Earlier at about 1 a.m., police were called to a parking lot on the 2900 block of MIlwaukee Road for a report of two men who were assaulted in the parking lot. One of the victims received substantial injuries, according to police.

Police have identified three men in connection with the battery and have issued temporary felony warrants for Isaac William Torres, 23, Eric Salazar-Mota, 20 and Alfredo Padilla, 24.

Residents with information are urged to contact the Beloit Police Department at 608-364-6800, Rock County Dispatch at 757-2244 or Beloit Area Crimestoppers at 362-7463. People also can text Crimestoppers at 274637, then type BACS + the message.

Town of Beloit Police, the Rock County Sheriffs Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol assisted.



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