MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police are investigating four weekend shooting incidents.
Three occurred within 35 minutes of each other early Saturday, June 16th.
Milwaukee Police Capt. Michael D. Young says none of the four incidents appear to be related.
Police say the shootings injured five men — two of them critically.
The first incident occurred around midnight Saturdayin the 2600 block of N. 29th Street. Police say during an attempted street robbery, a 45-year-old man was shot once in the chest. Police say two male suspects fled the scene on foot. The victim is in critical condition.
The other three shootings happened in quick succession.
Two men were wounded in an incident that police say began with an exchange of words inside Club Mix on S. Barclay Street around 2 a.m. A 23-year-old man was shot once in the lower back, and a 24-year-old man was shot in the thigh. Both were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive.
A fourth man was wounded during an alleged drug transaction around 2:15 a.m. near the 2900 block of W. North Ave. Police say a 21-year-old man was shot once in the left leg. The man was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.
The fourth incident occurred around 2:35 a.m. near the 3300 block of N. 9th Street. Police say a 23-year-old man was shot once in the left flank and once in the left arm. The man was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition. Police aren’t sure what motivated this shooting.
In response to the weekend violence, over 100 people marched through the rain Saturday, June 16th along North Teutonia Road, demanding a safer city.
“We’re losing more of our youth and they’re going to jail at an alarming rate. We just want to show them that there are people in this community who are care about them and love them,” Rodney Campbell said.
“It’s sad and we’re losing people every day to nonsense. It’s tragic and it’s sad, and we’re just trying to be aware that it is going on and it is happening,” Arion Stewart said.