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