Ald. Jose Perez
Press Release

Congregation plans prayer vigil tonight in response to parking lot shooting death

Parishioners at the St. Hyacinth Catholic Church will hold a prayer vigil this evening in the wake of a disturbing shooting that left a 35-year-old man dead in the parish’s parking lot this week.

By - Oct 4th, 2012 04:00 pm

Parishioners at the St. Hyacinth Catholic Church will hold a prayer vigil this evening in the wake of a disturbing shooting that left a 35-year-old man dead in the parish’s parking lot this week.

Alderman José G. Pérez will join Father John Montag, S.J., and others in mourning this tragic waste, and will urge attendees to work with the Milwaukee Police Department to bring the shooter(s) to justice, come together as a community and end this senseless violence. Parishioners, neighbors and the public are invited to take part in the vigil and prayers.

Police said the 35-year-old man was shot down at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday night. No parishioners were in the area at the time, though there are often evening activities at the church. Police have not released any more information about the crime.

What: Prayer vigil

When: October 4th, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: St. Hyacinth Catholic Church
                  1414 W. Becher St.

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