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"All of us are affected by it, absolutely:" Firefighters recollect quadruple shooting involving kids

Posted at 9:01 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 23:09:41-04

MILWAUKEE — One person is now facing charges in connection to a quadruple shooting last week that left one dead and two children hurt. Jerry Versey is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. He is not charged with the shooting.

So far seven children have been killed in Milwaukee this year. Firefighters say its always difficult when kids are involved in violence. At the shooting at 38th and Wright, they responded to a 10-year-old and a 14-year-old both shot.

"There is just a visceral reaction. Whenever we have children, particularly when they are hurt in a violent crime," said Battalion Chief Dan Lipski. "All of us are affected by it, absolutely."

According to court records, Milwaukee Police saw four to five people shooting at each other. A total of 6 different guns were used. Darrell Marshall, 38, died on the scene. We spoke to his mother that night who saw first responders with her son.

"When they pumped his chest for that long I knew he was gone," said Marshall's mother who did not give her name.

Even though firefighters couldn't speak specifically about Marshall, Lipski said they are in constant communication with doctors at Froedert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. They help when they are trying to save someone's life.

"Almost universally where we get to the point where medically the doctors can say, 'Okay this isn't going well.' We are almost always asked, 'What do you guys think?' And without fail our members say, "Let's give it another round.' Because we give everybody the benefit of the doubt. That is somebody's son, somebody's brother," said Lipski.

"They tried. I thank them for that. They tried," said Marshall's mother.

Milwaukee Police have arrested a 26-year-old in the shooting, but he has not been charged. They are still searching for other suspects.