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“I pray for everybody:” Longtime Milwaukee resident shares frustration over violence in her neighborhood

MILWAUKEE -- "I pray for everybody." Those are the words of one Milwaukee woman who lives blocks away from the scene of a fatal shooting that happened on Thursday afternoon, October 6th. Four other people suffered bullet wounds after a series of shooting incidents later that same evening. And Friday morning, word of a double shooting. Milwaukee police are investigating the motives behind all of those crimes.

32nd and Meinecke

32nd and Meinecke

Jelaine Calvin recently moved into her sister's home. It's just a few blocks away from a fatal shooting near 32nd and Meinecke. Police say Jarvis Johnson was a passenger in a car when he was shot around 2:30 p.m. by someone in another vehicle. Johnson was taken to a hospital where he later died.

32nd and Meinecke

32nd and Meinecke

Residents like Calvin say the gunfire has plagued her neighborhood.

"I mean one while I had to lay down on the couch because I thought the bullets were coming straight for us. It was just that close," Calvin said.

Jelaine Calvin

Jelaine Calvin

Four other shootings happened Thursday evening. They happened near Sherman and Lancaster, near Burnham and Pearl, 83rd and Sheridan and 35th and Center. All the victims were under the age of 30.

Residents like Calvin say the area needs more resources or a community center for kids and teenagers to go after school.

" I just pray for everybody, the kids are the most important," Calvin said.

83rd and Sheridan

83rd and Sheridan

Police say the evening shootings are not higher than the usual number they've seen in other 24-hour periods.

5 comments

  • Chrisco

    Kids and teenagers will not use any community center or stay later at a school. Even if you do open one. They will trash it in a matter of weeks. How many kids without a father around does this lady around?

    • Wow

      Tina Delgado…. The general public here in Milwaukee will not allow what is necessary to clean it up. People want their cake and eat it too. It doesn’t work like that. How can our police clean any of this up under the current situation?

  • Charles

    Milwaukee is a dead/dying city! Nothing is going to bring this city back! Even if you give them their cake and let them eat, they are going to want more! Milwaukee is a total embarrassment to the state of Wisconsin!
    Nothing left to do here but pack up your family and move!!!!!!!!

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