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Triple homicide at 54th and Mill, victims identified

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Posted at 12:54 PM, Mar 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-28 14:00:44-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting on Sunday that left three men dead.

According to family at the scene, a relative discovered the bodies in an apartment near 54th and Mill Street.

Police said all three men were shot. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office's demographic report identified the victims as:

  • Tyaries McKinney, 39
  • Clarence Harris, 52
  • Anthony Thompson, 26

Family told TMJ4 News that two of the men were brothers. Their mother and stepfather chose not to make a statement.

A man outside the apartment building said one of the men killed, Anthony Thompson, was his best friend.

“He was a good dude. He don't never mean no harm to nobody. He loved to stay out of people way," said Antonio Tate.

Police said they're now now looking for unknown suspects.

Acting mayor Cavalier Johnson, who met with family of the victims outside the apartment, said it will take the community to end the gun violence.

“We can’t just allow people to pull triggers and then go sit on somebody’s couch and pretend like nothing happened," said Johnson. "Because then guess what? The people that did that get up and do it again.”

Johnson said it's up to state lawmakers to make it harder to get guns.

Tate — who said he survived being shot in the stomach — agreed that's one option, but not a permanent fix.

"Violence will never stop in Milwaukee. It's basically just getting started," he said.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office said autopsies are scheduled for Monday.

This is a developing story. TMJ4 News will update this article as we learn more.

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