Willie Hines
Press Release

Council President Hines issues statement in wake of shootings: Citizen Action Needed

Late last night, shots again rang out in the 15th Aldermanic District.

By - Aug 30th, 2012 04:08 pm

Late last night, shots again rang out in the 15th Aldermanic District – this time near N. 41st and W. Center Streets – resulting in gunshot wounds for two young men. Thankfully, it appears that neither man will lose his life because of the injuries suffered.

Recent shootings in the district, including a triple shooting Monday night in the 2200 block of N. 47th St. that killed a man and left two women wounded, for the most part do not appear to be drug- or gang-related, according to information I have received.

(I urge anyone with information about these shootings to contact the Milwaukee Police Department at 414-935-7360).

However, I will not stand pat in the face of this deadly violence.

I will continue to take an active role in doing all that I can to prevent and/or lessen the chances of incidents like these recent shootings from occurring. My efforts will continue as a targeted approach working with the Milwaukee Police Department, the Community Prosecution Unit, the Neighborhood Task Force, the Department of Neighborhood Services, and local churches and community based organizations to help bring people and resources to bear on the problem.

In addition, I will continue my walks through district neighborhoods as a means of meeting and listening to neighbors. And I will continue to use city code enforcement as a tool to address problem properties and nuisance issues.

Tonight there will be a monthly Crime Analysis Meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Milwaukee Police Department’s District Three headquarters — 2333 N. 49th St. — for those interested in additional information on incidents in District Three.

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