This article contains information about domestic violence and gun violence. If you or someone you know has been assaulted, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 for free, 24/7 support. 

MILWAUKEE— In the wake of a mass shooting in Kenosha late Tuesday that police are calling a "domestic-related incident," Kenosha's mayor asked everyone to watch for red flags among friends and family.

That violent event left three people dead and put another two in the hospital.

“This year we have had 12 homicides and two-thirds of the cases have been results of domestic violence,” Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian said in a statement. “The current hardships people are facing– including the pandemic– seems to have escalated conflict in some households. If you know of someone in crisis, please consider sharing community resources to find them the help they need."

Lina Martinez, a domestic violence expert and shelter director with Women and Children's Horizons in Kenosha, said all cases are different, but there are certain warning signs to watch for.

"[Watch] for when families don't leave the house or children are by themselves," Martinez said.

When it comes to additional warning signs to watch for, Martinez added that the domestic violence victims themselves need to know when an incident has gone too far and where to turn for help.

"One thing where a victim doesn't realize they're a victim— if they're not getting access to their bank account, if they're not getting access to go see a doctor," Martinez added. "I would definitely worry even if it's something like that, like financial abuse, not being able to talk to friends or family, not being able to interact at work."

You can watch the entire interview above.