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17-year-old killed in shooting near 71st and Hampton in Milwaukee

Police said they are trying to find unknown suspects.
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Posted at 5:27 AM, Sep 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-19 23:19:02-04

MILWAUKEE — A 17-year-old teen died after being shot near 71st and Hampton Sunday morning, Milwaukee police say.

Police said the deadly shooting happened a few minutes after midnight. The male teen died at the scene of the shooting.

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The scene near 71st and Hampton

Police said they are trying to find unknown suspects.

Family has identified the teen as Prestin Gill-Pate. They say he was in his senior year of high school and looking forward to starting his first job at Footlocker.

"He’ll do anything for anyone, doesn’t make a difference what it is," said his aunt Priscilla Vickers. "He helped look after his brothers and sisters, he helped keep his mom on track, he became a baby man of our family at the end of the day."

A group of family and friends gathered at the scene Monday afternoon to hold a vigil and balloon release in his honor.

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Prestin Gill-Pate, 17, was shot and killed near 71st and Hampton in Milwaukee.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-Tips or P3 Tips

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