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MPD: Homicides, non-fatal shootings down drastically during Memorial Day weekend

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Posted at 11:53 AM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 15:39:33-04

MILWAUKEE — During the three-day Memorial Day weekend, Milwaukee experienced no gun-related homicides and six non-fatal shootings, the Milwaukee Police Department said Tuesday in a news release.

There was one vehicle-related homicide that is currently under investigation, MPD said.

During the previous 14 years, Milwaukee averaged 2.1 homicides and 9.7 non-fatal shootings, police said.

In 2017, MPD responded to 15 separate Memorial Day weekend shootings that left four dead and 15 injured.

This is the first time Milwaukee has not had a homicide during Memorial Day weekend since 2012, and it was the fewest non-fatal shootings since 2013, according to MPD.

A 13-year-old and a 17-year-old were two of the six victims of the non-fatal shootings during the holiday weekend.