MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Barron County Sheriff’s Office said Monday three people found dead inside a western Wisconsin home Friday all died of gunshot wounds, and the incident is being investigated as a murder-suicide.

Authorities responded at about 9:02 p.m. Friday to a female requesting help at 611 26th Street in Chetek. Local police, Barron County sheriff’s deputies and the Wisconsin DNR responded to the scene and made entry.

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When authorities got inside, they discovered the bodies of three people who had all suffered gunshot wounds. They were identified as 55-year-old John Hengst, 55-year-old Brenda Turner and 17-year-old Natalie Turner. Authorities say all three died from a single gunshot wound, and Brenda Turner also suffered blunt force injuries to her face, neck, torso and had a left side rib fracture.

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An investigation shows it appears there was an altercation in the upstairs bedroom of the home, and it continued downstairs, where Brenda Turner was found dead from a single gunshot wound. Authorities say Natalie made the 911 call asking for help, and she was found dead in her upstairs bedroom from a single gunshot wound.

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Hengst was found dead downstairs from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities say the deaths of Brenda and Natalie Turner are homicide, and Hengst’s manner of death is suicide.