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6-year-old becomes 13th child injured by gun violence in Milwaukee in 2019

Posted: 2:22 PM, May 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-17 19:04:04-04
5th and Concordia site of shooting in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — Tragedy strikes again in Milwaukee.

A 6-year-old boy was shot near 5th and Concordia on Thursday night.

He’s the 13th child in Milwaukee injured by gun violence this year. Police still are searching for a suspect and a motive.

“It’s another sad day in Milwaukee because this senseless shooting has to stop,” minister Rafe Perry said.

According to police, the boy was sitting in a parked car in the 500 block of West Concordia on Thursday night when someone started shooting.

Perry thinks the violence could get worse.

“It’s only May and what’s to come? When the weather gets warm, the crime gets worse,” Perry said.

At about 10:30 p.m., the mother of the 6-year-old boy took her son to a local hospital for treatment. He’s in critical but stable condition and may need additional surgeries.

“We need to mount up every time when these children get shot out here. Where’s the outcry, where’s the outrage? There should be an outrage about these children dying, but there’s no outrage,” Perry said.

This is the second child shot and injured in a month. In April, 11-year-old Shamariona Mccloud was hit by a bullet when at least six ripped through her grandmother’s home.