MILWAUKEE — The community mourns two lost lives after a violent night in across the city. A 17-year-old girl was killed during a party at her home. Then a 24-year-old killed leaving a bar in the Third Ward.
A web of crime scene tape and were seen officers scouring the area, looking for any clues they could find after a 24-year-old man was shot and killed around 3:25 am in the 200 block of Buffalo St.
Across town marked another scene. A 17-year-old girl was killed in her home during a house party around 11:30 Saturday night.
“When I look at the shootings overnight. They’ve literally have happened all over the city,” said Reggie Moore, director of Milwaukee’s Office of Violence Prevention.
The two homicides were accompanied by several other non-fatal shootings overnight.
In the Third Ward things were pretty much back to normal on Sunday. Many people in the area say they didn’t hear about the shooting overnight, but are shocked to hear about what happened.”
One business owner who didn’t want to be on camera called downtown’s shooting “very unusual.”
“It definitely is rare to see gun violence downtown, but I think this year when you look at the maps and data you’ve seen shootings all over,” Moore said. “I think it underscores the level of crisis and despair people are in.”
Police say in both shootings, they are looking for unknown suspects.