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In deadliest year ever, Milwaukee County passes 200 homicides

Posted at 3:36 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 17:34:56-05

MILWAUKEE COUNTY — In the deadliest and perhaps the most violent year ever recorded, Milwaukee County passed 200 homicides Tuesday.

The record continued to climb after two more people were shot to death overnight. As TMJ4 News reported, a 17-year-old was killed in a shooting in the 5300 block of North 91st Street around 9:20 Monday, and a 23-year-old was shot and killed just after midnight Tuesday in the 1300 block of West Center Street.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office tells TMJ4 News that there were 199 homicides as of Sunday night. That climbed to 200 after a 38-year-old man was pronounced dead at Froedtert Monday night following a shooting, and to 202 with the above two fatal shootings.

That total does not include a 3-day-old infant who died after its mother was killed last week, according to the Medical Examiner's Office. If that incident is ruled a homicide, the total would further climb to 203 so far this year.

On Oct. 26, the county passed the record of homicides in a year, at 174. The previous record was set in 1993.

Anyone with any information regarding the homicides is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips App.

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