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Devastating week of gun violence in Milwaukee

Posted at 4:09 PM, Sep 22, 2019

Friday night marked a busy evening for Milwaukee Police. Five people were hurt in four separate shooting incidents within a three-and-a-half hour span.

The shootings happened between 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Friday.

The first happened around 8 p.m. near Engleburg Elementary School. A 15-year-old was grazed by a bullet that was fired during a nearby argument. Police said the teen is expected to be okay and they are looking for the involved suspects.

“I’m really surprised,” said resident Steven Ulatt. “You usually don’t get that kind of thing here.”

A double-shooting happened in the 3900 block of N. 28th Street around 8:30 p.m. A 25-year-old man was shot and a 19-year-old woman was grazed. The man suffered a serious gunshot wound.

At 9:30 p.m., a 6-year-old was accidentally grazed after a gun went off inside a home. A 19-year-old was taken into custody. The incident will be reviewed by the district attorney’s office.

Two hours later, at 11:30 p.m., a 20-year-old suffered a serious gunshot wound near Buffum and Center. He was taken to the hospital by a friend.

“We cannot stand the senseless violence in our community and the women and our children gotta live,” said activist Tory Lowe.

Lowe was joined by nearly 50 marchers Saturday, demonstrating against violence.

“Well, it’s up to us to chance the narrative and to take a stand,” Lowe said.

Lowe said they will continue to march to keep anti-gun violence awareness out in the public.