Milwaukee mayor says neighborhood should do extra to lower gun violence | WUWM 89.7 FM

Milwaukee police are investigating a capturing that killed a younger woman and critically injured one other this previous weekend.

On Oct. 2, close to N. Sherman Blvd. and W. Burleigh St., the sisters had been sitting within the again seat of a automobile once they had been shot. Eleven-year-old Ta’Niyla Parker died. Her five-year-old sister was critically injured.

At a press convention on Monday, Mayor Tom Barrett stated he was puzzled.

“I merely don’t perceive how a person may hearth a gun right into a automobile subsequent to his personal or her personal, kill just a little woman and critically injure her sister,” Barrett stated. “I believe that that’s one thing our neighborhood has to ask itself. Who’re we as a neighborhood when a person decides that they’re simply going to fireplace a gun right into a automobile subsequent to them?”

Barrett stated gun violence has elevated in Milwaukee this previous yr. He desires to speculate more cash into town’s police division and work with neighborhood leaders to assist scale back gun violence. However he stated the duty additionally falls on neighborhood members to make a distinction.

“We have now to do higher and I do know we will do higher,” Barrett stated. “It’s going to take the efforts of many, many, many individuals on this neighborhood, however I’m dedicated as (are) these people who work in our workplace of violence prevention, these people who work within the police division, to do what we will to finish these mindless shootings.”

Milwaukee Police are nonetheless searching for the suspect concerned within the capturing.

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