Fatal shootings mar Milwaukee holiday weekend

Posted at 10:23 AM, Nov 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-30 11:23:48-05

MILWAUKEE -- Just a few days after American families joined to share the joy of a holiday, another three Milwaukee families gathered to share the loss of a loved one.

On Sunday, dozens of people gathered near Sherman Boulevard and Fond du Lac Avenue to hold a candle light vigil for Tony Vance.

Police confirm Vance, 34, was driving down Sherman on Saturday afternoon when someone in another car opened fire. Vance soon lost control of his vehicle and then smashed into a light pole.

"An uncle gone, a brother gone, a cousin gone, a best friend gone," Anthony Speaks, Vance's father, told TODAY'S TMJ4. "When is this going to stop?"

Vance's death was only the first of three separate deadly shootings over the weekend. Later Saturday evening, investigators report a 47-year-old woman lost her life at 28th and Wells; one other person was injured.

At 35th and Florist, police confirm a man in his 20's was shot dead a short time later.

"I don't want to see this on TV anymore," Speaks lamented. "I don't want to read about it in the paper. When are we going to have a bunch of good news that somebody did?"

These three deaths add to already high homicide rate for this year, and there's still a month left in 2015. 

The current homicide total for 2015 is 137 compared to 75 in 2014.