35-year-old man shot & killed near 44th & Clarke; Milwaukee’s fifth homicide in four days

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Fatal shooting investigation near 44th & Wright

Homicide near 44th & Clarke

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are investigating a homicide that happened around 9:45 a.m. on Monday, June 29th near 44th and Clarke on the city's north side. It is Milwaukee's fifth homicide since Friday.

Police say a 35-year-old  UIes Burks Jr. was shot outside a residence during circumstances that remain unclear. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

This shooting happened across the street from Washington High School.

44th and Clarke homicide

44th and Clarke homicide

"It's just sad because every single day someone is getting killed. Like every single day. They don't miss a beat," a neighbor said.

Milwaukee police continue to seek a motive and search for suspect(s) responsible for this homicide.

"My friend, she came in and said that somebody got killed," Mildred Sinclair said. "When I got out of the car, I seen all the blood on the ground."

44th and Clarke homicide

44th and Clarke homicide

Sinclair says she saw the victim fall to the ground, and she called 911.

"It could have been anybody. It could have been my family -- so it hurts to know there is so much killing going around," Sinclair said.

Neighbors couldn't do much but sit and watch as police conducted their investigation -- the neighborhood wrapped in crime tape.

44th and Clarke homicide

44th and Clarke homicide

Rob Romo has been working a few houses down from where the shooting occurred. He said it was hard to focus on work Monday as homicide detectives did their work a few feet away.

"They were looking around the houses and the vehicles," Romo said.

Evidence markers were placed in a yard as a pick-up basketball game played out across the street. That stark contrast made Romo stop and think.

"You know, to see it like this -- especially by a school, that's the only thing that scared me. You've got those kids out practicing," Romo said.

If you have any information that could help police solve this case, you're asked to give them a call.

44th and Clarke homicide

44th and Clarke homicide

This shooting near 44th and Clarke is the fifth homicide in four days.

A 44-year-old woman died after she was shot in the head near 35th and Wright on Sunday night, June 28th. She has been identified as Tracey Howard.

Shooting near 35th and Wright

Shooting near 35th and Wright

The woman was shot while standing outside her home, after shots were fired nearby.

It is not yet known whether this woman was the intended target.

She was taken to the hospital -- where she died from her injuries.

Two other people were killed after separate shootings Saturday, June 27th.

Shots were fired near 57th and Philip Place in Milwaukee around 11:30 p.m. A witness reported finding an unconscious man down in the alley. The victim, identified as 41-year-old Noble Walton of Milwaukee, was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries. The circumstances surrounding this incident remain unclear.

Just before 7:30 p.m. on Saturday near 63rd and Hope, a 21-year-old man was shot in a vehicle as he was attempting to flee from subjects after a drug-related transaction. He was taken to a hospital by a friend. Police say he later died. He has been identified as Dominic Taylor. A search for suspects is now underway.

27-year-old Norman Davis was killed in a double shooting that occurred on Friday morning, June 26th near 82nd and Appleton Avenue. A 48-year-old man was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Police continue to search for a motive and suspect.

Weekend shooting incidents

A total of 10 shooting incidents occurred between Friday and Monday.

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  • Fred

    Hard to believe crime is moving into such a nice neighborhood. Just goes to show that no location is safe anymore. Maybe the kids at Washington High could do a love march or something to turn things around.

  • Ubiquitous King

    That whole area is infested with drug dealers and their thieving addicts. MPD should do a sweep and hit all the high traffic homes in the area.

  • Wilson

    As the mercury rises, so do the shootings and the homicides. 10 shootings in 4 days. It isn’t even the 4th of July yet!! Going to be a very deadly summer people. But know that the trolley is only a few years away and that will put an end to the rising violent crime rate because tommy B knows better!!!

  • Cory

    “Action separates the heroes from the cowards, the achievers from the complainers, the successful from the mere dreamers, the happy from the envious; it separates those who rise to the challenge of their goals from the haters who cower in the shadow of stagnancy.”

  • Harold Breier

    I’m rolling over in my grave. This puppet Flynn is letting good people die in our great City Milwaukee while he holds his cops back, stands by, and watches. His excuses are nothing but that, excuses. He is the Police Chief and needs to start acting like one.

  • Richard Schwalb

    Homicides in Milwaukee through late June have doubled since this time last year, and compared to other recent years.

    This is tragic and unacceptable.

    Something must be done, but what?

    What can be done in the short term in particular?

    Long term solutions include strengthening families, providing better role models for kids, education, keeping kids in school, jobs, job training, and more.

    How do we accomplish those things?

    How do we get more fathers to be real fathers?

    How do we give kids hope instead of hopelessness?

    How can we make learning and working more attractive than crime and prison to those who don’t see it that way now, and to more of the next generation?

    Who will step up to provide more good paying jobs?

    Who will provide the training and the life skills – the soft skills – so that more unemployed and underemployed folks can get and keep those jobs?

    Will government and business and schools and churches/synagogues and neighborhoods and families and individuals work together to make this happen?

    When and how can we demand that this happen?

    And how can we not?

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