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'Brazen act': Search continues for suspect who shot 7 people at funeral home

Posted at 10:15 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 23:53:48-04

MILWAUKEE — The search for the suspect who shot 7 people that were attending a funeral continues.

Milwaukee Police say the victims were attending a funeral at Serenity Funeral Home when someone drove by and fired shots out of a car on Fond Du Lac Avenue.

The victims range in age from 20 to 48 years old and were all taken to local hospitals with injuries.

Acting Michael Police Chief Michael Brunson says they are all expected to survive.

Brunson says “this brazen act that was done in broad daylight, is just unacceptable in our city. We are working feverishly to identify who committed this act.”

Local activist Tracey Dent says the level of violence in the city is out of control, and says “seven people got shot today and today is not over with. So we don’t know if anybody else is going to get shot or get killed, but it seems like everyday someone gets shot. It’s too much, it’s too much.”

Mayor Tom Barrett called the shooting “an example of the insanity we’re seeing” with the number of guns on Milwaukee streets.

Cedric Guy, owner of Serenity Funeral Home, said there were about 100 mourners at the funeral home at the time. They were there for the funeral of Braxton Taylor, the 26-year-old victim of a Sept. 17 shooting, according to the Associated Press.

At least 12 people were shot between noon and Wednesday night.

Police say they are searching for an “unknown suspect” in the funeral home shooting. They ask anyone with information to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360.

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