Two more shootings in Milwaukee Friday, police hold public role call
Shannon Sims and James Kust
MILWAUKEE - Two shootings Friday in Milwaukee added to what has been a violent week.
The first shooting happened just before 3:00 p.m. near North 26th Street and West Port Sunlight Way. The victim sustained a gunshot wound and was transported to a hospital. There's no word on their condition or if a suspect is in custody.
The second shooting happened later in the day just before 6:00 p.m. and just south of the first shooting - at North 26th Street and West Atkinson Avenue. The victim is a 18-year-old male who suffered a gunshot wound to the foot.
Police say the suspect tried to rob the victim but didn't get anything. The Journal Sentinel reports.. Milwaukee Police say they have a suspect in custody for that shooting.
Milwaukee police from the 5th District and neighborhood watch held a roll call on the street Friday, trying to prevent another violent weekend.
The public display of force is to assure the community that police are there to support them, and also to send a message to criminals.
"If there is anyone in the area considering committing a crime," warns Captain Chad Wagner, "we are hoping if they see us that they think twice about that."
Friday's shootings bring the total in the last week to 26. Eight people have been killed in those shootings.