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Two in custody after a 5-year-old was shot and killed in Milwaukee

Posted: 6:42 PM, Feb 08, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-09 09:20:30-05

Two people are in custody after a 5-year-old was shot and killed.

Family members confirmed to TMJ4 News that the boy is Jamal Anderson Jr.

Investigators say it happened around 1:15 a.m. Saturday at the Mayfair Apartments near Lovers Lane and Silver Spring.

City leaders called for an end to gun violence the following afternoon. Alderman Bob Donovan stood with clergy leaders during that call.

“I just shook my head and was disgusted,” Donovan said.

It’s unclear who pulled the trigger in the shooting, which was news to people living at the apartment.

“It shakes everybody up when these things happen,” said Susan Ipsairdes, Vice President of the company managing the apartment property.

TMJ4 News is still working to learn more about the people taken in to custody for the shooting.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Milwaukee Police Department at 414-935-7360 or Milwaukee Crime Stoppers.

Jamal's stepfather Giovonni Kelly sent us a statement that reads in part:

"Jamal Anderson was a kid like no other. He was a kid that brought light to anyone who came along his way. He was a kid that loves music, loves to dance. He loves to FaceTime his uncle, aunties, mommy and granny on his iPhone and would just hang up on you when he was done talking. Lol. He was so smart, having Down syndrome meant nothing. He was in the mix with anyone bigger than him. He tagged along. He loves to play wrestle with his cousin Jonnie and loves to be a big brother to his 1-year-old brother Amari. He will truly truly be missed. I came into his life when he was 2-years-old and being a step father was the best with him."