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Violence during “Ceasefire Week” as police respond to THIRD shooting

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police responded to a total of three shootings on Wednesday, May 14th — in the middle of “Ceasefire Week.”

The first shooting occurred near 25th and Capitol Dr. shortly before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

In that shooting, an 11-year-old girl and 29-year-old man were injured.

CLICK HERE for more on the 25th and Capitol shooting.

The second shooting occurred around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday — near S. 19th Street and Hayes Avenue on the city’s south side.

Police say a 20-year-old man told police he was shot by “unknown subjects” as he answered his front door.

He was taken to the hospital by friends before police arrived.

He is being treated for non life-threatening injuries.

No one has been arrested in connection with this shooting.

Police say their initial investigation indicates this was not a random act.

The third shooting occurred around 6:45 p.m. in the 2800 block of N. 21st Street.

Police say the 19-year-old male victim indicated he was shot by “unknown actors” as he walked down the street.

He was taken to the hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

Police say their investigation is ongoing.

This is “Ceasefire Week” in the city of Milwaukee. “Ceasefire Week” runs through Sunday, May 18th — when Mayor Tom Barrett and other city leaders will mark “Ceasefire Sabbath.”

CLICK HERE to learn more about Ceasefire Week.


    • Ms Q

      Maybe she could’ve been coming from the school bus stop… Why do people always have to turn things in to a negative situation. Why can’t you just show sympathy for the the child sheesh…

      • Nicole

        Maybe you can explain why are you and others astounded that she was outside at 2:30 pm? THat is afternoon? I am so confused why people don’t understand that is a normal time for a kid to be outside and not in the house? Please respond cause I don’t live in the area but I am in the area by family members and see kids all the time outside at that time period and some shouldn’t be alone but they are- an 11 year old is fine in my opinion, but not 4 year old

    • Nicole

      maybe I am missing something- but why can’t at 11 years old should she not be able to be outside at 2:30 pm not am PM? There is nothing wrong with that as far as I know? Just asking but it is crazy if you can’t even let your kids outside. At 11 years old I was outside and down the street or wherever having fun and had to come home before street lights came on. So I don’t understand this comment.

  • Kevin

    When most of us are too busy working to pay taxes and get ahead in life, these people are out shooting each other in the middle of the day. And we wonder why Milwaukee has a better rep across the state?? Democrats must understand that the state is not at “war with Milwaukee”… Milwaukee is at war with itself.

  • Nicole

    Someone please explain why these comments are saying that the 11 year old should not have been outside? I am so confused! 2:30 PM is a normal time! It says PM not AM.

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