6 teens shot after Milwaukee’s Juneteenth celebration

6 teens shot after Milwaukee’s Juneteenth celebration

As Milwaukee’s Juneteenth Parade celebrations have been winding down on Monday, six teenagers have been shot.

Milwaukee cops responded to the realm round 4:20 p.m. Hundreds have been nonetheless gathered within the space because the metropolis’s Juneteenth occasion ended at 4 p.m.

Throughout a press convention Monday night, Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman mentioned the capturing stemmed from a struggle between a number of younger females.

The victims embody 4 females, ages 14, 16, 17 and 18; and two males, ages 17 and 19. One of many victims, a 17-year-old boy, is believed to be the shooter.

The victims have been transported to an area hospital with non-fatal accidents.

“Milwaukee, what is going on on with our youngsters?” Chief Norman mentioned. “Eight years I have been a part of the Juneteenth celebration … this has by no means occurred earlier than. And I have been on this metropolis all my life, this has by no means occurred earlier than.”

Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson additionally spoke through the press convention.

“You do not have the precise to steal the enjoyment the group felt right this moment,” he mentioned.

Scripps Information Milwaukee spoke with a lady who says she witnessed the capturing.

“The pictures went off, then I regarded up and I noticed one lady limping together with her leg and one other lady was shot on the bottom,” she defined. “At the moment, there was like 4 or 5 of them however then they simply preserve capturing.”

Police mentioned there is no such thing as a hazard to the general public.

In a press release Monday night, the Milwaukee Police Division mentioned, “MPD asks that all of us do higher at resolving battle with out resorting to gun violence. Dad and mom, guardians, group leaders, neighbors, all of us have a task to information our youth and to talk up in case you are conscious of unlawful firearms. We’re at all times higher collectively.”

Police say they’re in search of extra unknown suspects.

This story was initially revealed by Madison Goldbeck at Scripps Information Milwaukee.

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