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Milwaukee reaches 139 homicides in 2015

Posted: 9:41 AM, Dec 07, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-07 10:41:49-05

MILWAUKEE-- A large vigil was held on Sunday night for a young woman who was killed by gunfire near N.60th and Carmen.

Milwaukee police said the 19-year-old died in a drive-by shooting at about 4:15 a.m.

Friends at the vigil where the shooting happened identified the victim as Loretta Collins.

They held Happy Birthday balloons for the Vincent High School teen, who was three days shy of turning 20-years-old.

“Things got wild, teens don't know how to act and have fun anymore,” said Breeana Culpepper.

Culpepper and several others at the vigil tell TMJ4 that the suspects in the drive-by returned when a house party was ending to unleash chaos after they had been turned away from the party earlier.

“One thing led to another and another innocent bystander is gone to the crime in Milwaukee,” added Culpepper.

The young woman’s death accounts for Milwaukee’s 139 homicide in 2015.

A 20-year-old male was also shot but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.