“It’s very scary:” 5 men dead following separate shooting incidents in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE -- Five people are dead as a result of fatal shooting incidents that happened on Friday, August 12th and early Saturday, August 13th, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office.

All of the victims killed in these incidents were men, the medical examiner said.

Two of the deaths are prompting city leaders to look deeper into the activity at a tavern considered a trouble spot. Meanwhile, residents are trying to do their part in curbing the violence.

"It's very scary it's happening closer and closer," said Desmond Barnes, concerned resident.

The first fatal shooting happened around 6:00 p.m. Friday near Sherman and Burleigh. One man was killed at that location, according to the medical examiner.

N. Sherman and Burleigh homicide

N. Sherman and Burleigh homicide

Police say the victim is a 33-year-old man who was driving on Sherman when he was shot. His vehicle then collided with another vehicle that was turning onto Burleigh from Sherman. The occupants of that vehicle sustained minor injuries.

The circumstances surrounding this shooting are under investigation.

The second fatal robbery-related shooting happened just after 1:00 a.m. Saturday near 23rd and State. Two men were killed there, according to the medical examiner.

Fatal shooting near 23rd and State

Fatal shooting near 23rd and State

"It's very, very sad," said Barnes.

Then at approximately 2:30 a.m., police say a fight at All Stars near 41st and Fond du Lac spilled into the parking lot where two men, ages 34 and 36, were shot and killed.

"It's very disheartening," said Cherise Barnes, concerned resident.

"There were guns, guns with 30 magazine capacity," said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

Mayor Tom Barrett

Mayor Tom Barrett

Police say a 26-year-old woman and 30-year-old man were also injured in this shooting.

"Praying for the families and praying for everyone affected," Barnes.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office says they responded to five homicides in less than 12 hours.

"Last night was a bad night. I'm angry as to what happened last night but we are going to work together as community to make sure this is city that can be safe," said Barrett.

Saturday morning, Mayor Barrett walked in the garden homes neighborhood as part of his 100 miles in 100 days effort.

"So they can tell me what's going on in the neighborhood so they can give first-hand information as to the things that are good, the things that are bad," said Barrett.

The mayor says the government and the community need to work together to get to the root of the violence issue.

"This has to stop now. It's gotten out of hand," said Jamila Curlee, concerned resident.

Milwaukee police say all of these shootings remain under investigation.

There are no suspects in custody related to any of these shootings at this time.


  • Shoosher

    Just because you’re too ignorant to know that vigils, rallies, and marches are done to speak against black violence doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. Furthermore… The reason marches against police happen is because it has been legal to kill unarmed black men as an officer and nearly always get away with it. Blacks go to jail for killing blacks but cops can kill and dehumanize their victims. Even video evidence rarely convicts them. Try not to sound so ignorant folks.

  • Lisa L.

    We seriously need a change in this country. We are becoming more and more divided every day and many of our elected leaders only seem to further the divide and endorse this kind of behavior. BLM has started to sicken me when I see this. Law and order must prevail or we will fall into a dark abyss that we may not be able to recover from.

  • zedanski

    14 Aug 2016
    Georgia Bureau of Investigations spokesman Scott Dutton said Sunday that authorities are searching for 24-year-old Royheem Delshawn Deeds in the death of Eastman Patrol Officer Tim Smith. The 31-year-old Smith was shot to death about 9:30 p.m. Saturday in a residential area of the city located about 60 miles southeast of Macon.

    Smith had been with the Eastman Police Department since 2011. He is survived by three children.

    Dutton says Smith was responding to a suspicious person call when he encountered the suspect, exited his patrol car and was shot. The suspect fled the scene.

  • ann490

    There’s other ways of solving problems. It not to go out and cause hurt up on other people we are all god children. When u c things like this happened keep your eyes to the sky Jesus is coming b ready.

    • ldog828

      It very said to even think of some one else is less than human b cause of there color. What ever color u are stop and think if u can’t eat the human then stop killing each other in Jesus name

      • ldog828

        Stop making excuse and stop killing each other what ever happen to a welcome or good morning thank u. Where is it. R there any descent people out there any more if so show your self worth defuse the problem don’t add to it.

  • phacepalm

    The good hard working black folks need to SOME HOW separate themselves from the non- working, drug dealing, illegal gun carrying & blame every one else thugs & the thug mentality. These LAME ASS JUDGES need to put these young & old terrorist thugs in prison & keep them there! The thugs are winning at the moment & in the process are making you all look bad. You can be proud African Americans & have a safe community.This is not an easy nor perfect solution, but I think this could be a good start.

  • non yourbuisness

    This is 100% black on white hate crime. Why am I not seeing this on my news…… but rather that a black criminal was shot instead….. they hold a black criminal life as more important than white law abiding citizens.

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