Local news reports indicate that happened on Monday afternoon in Milwaukee, injuring six teenagers. The shooting took place after the Juneteenth celebration.
According to local media outlets, witnesses and a bystander’s Facebook Live video taken shortly after the incident, the shooting occurred at approximately 4:20 p.m. outside the Greater Philadelphia Church of God in Christ.
Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman stated that six teenagers were shot, one of whom, a 17-year-old, may have been a gunman himself and is now in custody. The police are actively searching for other unidentified suspects. The victims, consisting of four girls and two boys, were between the ages of 14 and 19, as reported by the police.
According to Chief Jeffrey Norman, the shooting is believed to have originated from a fight involving several girls and young women, although the exact cause of the dispute is still unknown. The injuries sustained by the victims varied, but fortunately, they were not deemed life-threatening, as stated by the chief.
“Milwaukee, what’s going on with our children?” Norman wondered aloud at a news conference. He noted that he has taken part in the city’s Juneteenth celebrations for eight years without any such bloody aftermath.
“Parents, guardians, elders, we need to engage in ensuring that this violence that our children are bringing these streets ceases. No handgun, no weapons of destruction, should be in the hands of our young ones.”
“This is a story that plays out too often, and it’s getting really old. Really old,” Norman said.
The Milwaukee Police Department continues its investigation into the shooting, urging anyone with information to come forward. As the community grapples with the aftermath of this incident, the focus shifts toward implementing preventive measures and fostering a safer environment for Milwaukee’s youth.