Multiple shootings, murders in Milwaukee overnight

There are no suspects in custody
Posted at 10:03 AM, Aug 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-13 19:08:26-04

MILWAUKEE -- There were multiple shootings and murders in Milwaukee Friday night and Saturday morning.

"We had a horrible night last night. Nine shootings, five homicides. It happens way too often," Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said.

The first incident happened at approximately 6 p.m. Friday near Burleigh Street and Sherman Boulevard.

Milwaukee police said a 33-year-old man -- a felon out on bail -- was driving south on Sherman when he was shot. In turn, his vehicle collided with another vehicle and he was killed. The people in the other car are expected to be OK.

The second incident happened at approximately 9:35 p.m. Friday near 34th Street and North Avenue.

Milwaukee police said a 23-year-old man and a 25-year-old man were shot during unknown circumstances. They were both taken to the hospital and are in stable condition.

There are no suspects in custody.

The third incident happened at approximately 1:05 a.m. Saturday near 23rd and State streets.

Milwaukee police said two people were shot during a robbery. A 21-year-old man and a 23-year-old man were killed.

There are no suspects in custody. 

The fourth incident happened at approximately 3 a.m. Saturday outside All Stars Sports Bar near 40th Street and Fond Du Lac Avenue.

Milwaukee police said the shooting occurred after an altercation in the parking lot of the tavern. A 34-year-old man and a 36-year-old man were killed. A 26-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man are in stable condition at the hospital.

There are no suspects in custody.

Barrett, who was attending a neighborhood walk through the garden homes neighborhood on Saturday, called on state lawmakers to help stop the city's violence. 
"It happens because the gun laws are too lax in this state right now," he said. "We need to make our lawmakers understand what happens when you flood our streets with guns."
The mayor's solution involves stricter gun laws and people willing to fight for peace in Milwaukee. 
"Prayer is one thing, but I think it's time for the church and for the good people to take back their city," Roddy Campbell said.