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Medical examiner notes increase in homicides now over same time last year

Posted at 6:51 AM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 11:56:51-04

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner was called to the scene of two separate incidents, one including a shooting, noting there was an increase in homicides compared to the same time period last year.

The medical examiner's office tweeted that it had responded to two unrelated homicides in Milwaukee overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

The ME said there has been an increase over 70 percent in homicides compared to the same period last year. There has been 65 homicides to date compared to 38 last year during the same time period.

The medical examiner was called to the scene of 49th & Luscher. A heavy police presence was noted Thursday morning, but Milwaukee police has not released details. Milwaukee police said a shooting happened just before 3 a.m. and that a 31-year-old man died from his injuries. An unknown suspect is being sought.

There was also another incident just after 4 a.m. Thursday at 20th & Grant. The medical examiner confirmed being called to the scene for a fatal shooting. Milwaukee police said that a 30-year-old man died from his injuries. Police are searching for an unknown suspect.

Anyone with information about either of the shootings is asked to contact police or Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.

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