Thursday, August 15, 2013

Streets of Milwaukee: One Dead, Six Wounded in Less Than 24 Hours

The violence in Milwaukee isn't subsiding.

From FOX6 News:

Milwaukee police are investigating four separate shooting incidents that occurred late Tuesday night, August 13th and early Wednesday morning, August 14th.

According to police, the first shooting incident occurred during an armed robbery at approximately 9 p.m. near 42nd and Glendale. Police say the victim, a 23-year-old man, sustained non-life threatening injuries.

About two hours later, police say a 56-year-old woman was shot in the 2400 block of W. Concordia.

Officials say the victim was walking when she was approached by three suspects who demanded property. During that time, one suspect fired a handgun, which caused a non-life threatening injury to the victim.

...The third shooting incident occurred in the 900 block of S. Ceaser Chavez around 1:30 a.m.

According to officials, a squad was in the area of 1600 block W. National when he heard gunshots. Upon checking the area, officials discovered a 27-year-old man lying on the sidewalk in the 900 block of S. Ceaser Chavez.

The victim suffered gunshots wounds which caused his death.

This investigation into this incident is ongoing.

The fourth incident occurred at 2:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of N. 24th Place. According to police, two individuals were sitting in there vehicle when a suspect approached the vehicle and fired shot, injuring both individuals.

Victim #1 is a 47-year-old man and victim #2 is a 26-year-old female.
There's more.

On Wednesday evening, two teens were shot.

Two teenage boys were shot and wounded on Wednesday evening, August 14th on Milwaukee’s north side.

Police say the double shooting took place near 25th and Burleigh just after 7:30 p.m. Both teens were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Good thing school is starting soon.

Then, the teens will be back in school and too busy studying to get involved in stuff that leads to shootings. They'll be hitting the books and preparing for a promising future, right?


Milwaukee needs a new mayor and a new police chief.

When leaders aren't producing and they aren't effective, they are replaced.

The time for replacing Milwaukee's mayor is LONG overdue.

Tom Barrett is a complete failure. Good grief, he's letting the city rot. Why are residents content with the city's death spiral that Barrett's been overseeing?

Ed Flynn seemed promising when he arrived, but he hasn't delivered. Of course, he doesn't control the resources he receives, but he does control his policing philosophy. To be effective, Flynn needed to translate theory into action, talk into results. He didn't.

At present, Flynn seems more concerned with staying in Barrett's good graces than turning the city around.

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