Family: 23-year-old man shot, killed during funeral procession; 2 other men hurt

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MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are investigating a triple shooting that happened near 22nd and Keefe Monday afternoon, August 29th. One person was killed in the shooting that happened during a funeral procession.

Police say the homicide happened around 12:30 p.m.

A 23-year-old Milwaukee man was shot during circumstances that are still under investigation, and died at the scene, police said. The victim has been identified as Lamar Ragland.

Two others were struck by gunfire.

Triple shooting/homicide at 22nd and Keefe

Triple shooting/homicide at 22nd and Keefe

A 22-year-old Milwaukee man and a 24-year-old Milwaukee man suffered what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries and were transported to a hospital.

MPD is working to determine what led up to the incident and is seeking suspects.

Triple shooting/homicide at 22nd and Keefe

Triple shooting/homicide at 22nd and Keefe

Meanwhile, the cousin of the man who was killed told FOX6 News this shooting happened during a funeral procession. They were headed to bury the victim's grandfather.

They were driving down Keefe from the church to the cemetery when the shooting happened.

The victim's cousin told FOX6 News Lamar Ragland was driving the first vehicle behind the hearse -- a car that stood out with its bright coat of gold paint.

Triple shooting/homicide at 22nd and Keefe

Triple shooting/homicide at 22nd and Keefe

Fabian Hinkle

Fabian Hinkle

"They definitely knew it was him. He just fixed his car, painted it, put the rims on it. Came by us the first day he got it out. He only had the car out one week. So if it’s anybody they know who they did it...just 'cause of the car," Fabian Hinkle said.

Soon after the shooting, police responded to a report of a burned, white SUV near 6th and Maple.

Hinkle said the vehicle is connected to his cousin's death, but said he has no idea who pulled the trigger.

Burned, white SUV near 6th and Maple

Burned, white SUV near 6th and Maple

"We just want all of this senseless killing to stop. He came down here to bury his grandpa. So how ruthless, and where is your conscience? It's broad daylight. Whoever did this, the police need to catch him," Hinkle said.

The investigation is ongoing.

Triple shooting/homicide at 22nd and Keefe

Triple shooting/homicide at 22nd and Keefe

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

13 comments

  • confused

    Why would you kill someone in a funeral procession? This world is getting worse and worse every day. No personal responsibility, no conscience, no respect. What is WRONG with people? Meth? Narcissism? Greed? Jealousy?

  • E. Keller

    While I wish to direct you as a mature adult, you hide behind a name that does not make the situation better. It is unfortunate and frustrating how some are misguided and keep making terrible decisions. There are however many homeowner law abiding citizens believe it or not who wants peace in the inner city. I also agree that you have to work hard to succeed and nothing is free. However negatively criticizing all and classifying all as lazy is completely unwarranted and does not open dialogue to new solutions. We as a whole have to educate, empower, support, and create for everyone and eliminate labels and regions. To be a keyboard warrior and spew asinine statements is ignorant and completely ineffective just as I’m sure you meant for it to be. Let’s take race out the equation and just speak on a human being who lost his grandfather then lost his own life which is tragic and sad.

  • Truth serum

    Sadly you hit the nail on the head. But none of our so called leaders have the guts to speak the truth. People need to decide. Can’t have your cake and eat it too! Sorry for the families loss.

  • Yup

    And that is why the rest of society looks at inner city dysfunction like this and moves farther away. There is no way to force change to a culture or lifestyle that doesn’t want to change. Smh

  • E. Keller

    That is merely an excuse that you are telling yourself to feel better. People from the “culture/lifestyle” are not the only ones that need a shift in perspective. Trust needs to be mended on both sides

  • FED-UP

    It’s almost too hard to respond to the stupidity of this comment. YOU are the problem with this country. YOU clearly don’t understand laws are there for a reason. Yes, it’s tragic, but hey, maybe if he waited for his license, he wouldn’t have been driving, therefore, no death. 2 copper pennies.

  • Libsareliars

    First of all dumbass you are not a republican. Secondly learn proper grammar you moron!! If you had listened to Kaepernicks comments you would know what I am talking about you brainless idiot!!!

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