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Milwaukee officials respond to mass shooting at funeral home

Posted at 12:11 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 09:06:46-04

After seven people were shot in a drive-by outside of Serenity Funeral Home, Wednesday, Sept. 30 Milwaukee officials respond with a strong message.

The City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention has called for an increase of support and action addressing gun violence in the city.

The office put out a statement condemning the mass shooting saying no family should suffer the pain of gun violence while grieving a loved one.

“This level of gun violence requires all of us to do more to de-escalate tensions and resolve conflicts and disagreements without resorting to gun violence,” the office released in a statement.

The office also urged that every shooting should be treated as a state of emergency.

Alderman Khalif Rainey [7th District] called the mass shooting a “heinous” act of violence.

“I cannot fathom how anyone could commit such an unspeakable act of violence in a place that is regarded as a haven for grieving families, friends and loved ones,” said Rainey.

Rainey has urged anyone with information about the shooting to come contact police immediately at 414-935-7360, Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS (224-8477) or via the app (P3TIPS.COM).

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