MILWAUKEE — At least 16 people were shot in Milwaukee Wednesday, two fatally.
A mass shooting happened at the Serenity Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon when seven people were shot and injured during a funeral. All are expected to survive, Milwaukee police say.
Then just a couple hours later, a woman was severely shot and a man injured with a minor wound in the 2000 block of West Wright Street. Both checked themselves into a hospital, where their conditions have stabilized.
An hour later, an argument apparently escalated and a 71-year-old man allegedly shot a 46-year-old woman in the 1900 block of South 5th Place, according to police. The woman suffers from non-life-threatening injuries. The 71-year-old man was arrested by MPD.
The fatal shooting happened in the 700 block of West Ohio Avenue just before 6 p.m., when a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed.
Then just after 7 p.m., in the 5500 block of North 31st Street, another argument escalated and a 62-year-old woman was shot by gunfire, MPD says. She suffers from non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.
Only one suspect was arrested in the five confirmed shooting that hit Milwaukee Wednesday, in the South 5th Place incident.
A 26-year-old man is recovering from a shooting that happened before 8:30 p.m. in the 2900 block of N. 50th Street. Police said the man is expected to survive.
Police also are investigating a double shooting that happened in the 4000 block of N. Green Bay Road. A 29-year-old man and a 25-year-old man were shot and are expected to survive.
A 42-year-old man was shot and killed just before 11:30 p.m. in the 2600 block of N. 23rd Street, where police said an argument took place before the shooting. Police are searching for unknown suspects.
There have been 139 homicides and 521 non-fatal shootings from Jan. 1 - Sept. 29, 2020 compared to 67 homicides and 313 non-fatal shootings in 2019 during the same period, according to MPD.
That’s a 66 percent increase year to year.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips App.