Mayor Cavalier Johnson
Press Release

Club Midtown isn’t a thing

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson May 5, 2021

By - May 5th, 2021 01:17 pm

Like so many other residents of the 2nd District, and the city, I was outraged and horrified after learning that more than 300 shots were fired at the Midtown Shopping Center late Sunday evening. It is nothing short of a miracle that no one lost their life amid that many bullets.

While what led to the shooting is still under investigation, witnesses reported a party like atmosphere in the Midtown parking lot earlier in the day. I’m here to say definitively that this behavior is unacceptable and that Club Midtown isn’t a thing.

In the aftermath of this event, I have been working with mall management to ensure this area is safe for the public. Among the measures being taken are:

  • More permanent barriers installed at the parking lot
  • Installation of additional security cameras
  • Traffic Safety Unit and Milwaukee Police Department specialty car coverage for the area
  • Additional CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) measures

In addition to these immediate steps I will continue to advocate for changes to our gun laws at the state level. Milwaukee has seen enough gun violence and the time for action is now.

Those who are responsible for such reckless acts should be brought to justice. I will repeat my calls for anyone with information on this shooting to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-Tips or the P3 Tips App. Additionally, please make sure to alert the police should you see any nefarious activity in your neighborhood.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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