Gun Violence at Midtown Center
Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson July 6, 2020
Early Sunday (July 5) at Midtown Center near 58th and Hope, multiple victims sustained gunshot wounds. A 23-year-old man sustained life-threatening injuries and is being treated at a local hospital, and two 21-year-old males and a 19-year-old female sustained (non life-threatening) gunshot wounds. According to the Office of Violence Prevention, they were the victims of stray gunfire.
Sadly, our city saw several shootings over the weekend that shattered the peace of various neighborhoods. No one has died from these shootings, thankfully, but the injuries sustained will leave lifelong physical, psychological, and emotional scars that may never go away. If not for the heroic work of EMS first responders and trauma surgeons, some of these weekend shootings could have produced fatalities.
We must all work together to build a more peaceful future for our city. I am asking the community to help bring justice for the Midtown Center victims. Persons with information about the shooting incident are urged to call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360 or Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-8477 (TIPS).
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