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Mothers stand together against gun violence in Milwaukee

Posted at 6:30 PM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-01 11:35:47-04

MILWAUKEE — Mothers of gun violence victims in Milwaukee came together Saturday morning for a demonstration condemning the acts that claimed their loved ones.

Leaders from the City of Milwaukee, as well as local nonprofits, gathered for the rally and march.

“We as organizations, we speak and talk every day and we try to help end or slow gun violence down but it seems it’s getting more and more worse,” said Gloria Nichols, who lost her son Robert to gun violence five years ago.

Before the march, mothers took a blowhorn to voice their concerns about gun violence.

“It’s a sad day when mothers have to come out of their homes and beg for the lives of their children. What have we become?” said one mother.

The rally comes in the wake of three deadly shootings in a 24-hour stretch. A 46-year-old woman was shot after she confronted a person who hit her vehicle on 51st and Capitol around 5:15 p.m. Later A 21-year-old man was shot during a home invasion in 1900 Winona Lane around 10 p.m. Friday.

The Medical Examiner confirmed with TODAY’S TMJ4 that a person was shot and killed after a shooting in the 3200 block of 24th around 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Officers were still investigating as the marching mothers made their way through the area. The homicide was minutes away from where the rally was held.

“If you are not a willing participant in cleaning up the streets, you have to leave the City of Milwaukee,” said Maria Hamilton, a mother.

Milwaukee Police urges anyone with information regarding this weekend’s shootings to reach out.