MILWAUKEE – Last week Milwaukee Police investigated twelve shootings in the city. Two of those were double shootings.
The shootings began on Friday night, around 9:00 p.m. — with a double shooting in the 2600 block of N. 50th Street. Police say one of the victims, a 26-year-old woman, sustained serious injuries. That woman later died.
Police have identified the 26-year-old woman as Amina Muhammad.
The other victim, a 31-year-old man, was injured, but it is believed he will survive.
Police responded to another shooting around 2:30 a.m. in the 4700 block of N. 35th Street. Police say a 22-year-old man was shot and injured. He was taken to the hospital, and it is believed he will survive.
Police say the victim indicated he was walking in the area, when shots were fired from a vehicle, and he was struck.
Shortly after 3:00 a.m., police were called to the 1900 block of N. 17th Street for a 23-year-old man, shot and injured.
Police say that man sustained a serious injury and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Police say the victim indicated he was in the area when shots were fired from a vehicle.
At 3:30 a.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the 3400 block of N. 37th Street. Police say the victim was taken to the hospital for treatment — and he is expected to survive.
Police say the victim heard shots and realized he was struck.
At the same time police were responded to a shooting on N. 37th Street. There, a 22-year-old man was found shot. He was taken to the hospital, and was in stable condition.
The second double shooting of the weekend occurred shortly before 5:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Police say a 21-year-old man and a 20-year-old man suffered serious injuries. They were taken to the hospital for treatment.
Around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, police were called out to the 3100 block of W. Lloyd Street.
Police say a 33-year-old man was shot.
Police believe this shooting occurred as a result of a dispute with a known individual.
On Saturday just before 8:30 p.m., police were called out to the 2600 block of S. 7th Street.
There, police say a 30-year-old man was shot and injured. Police say the victim was robbed and shot as he attempted to complete a drug transaction.
At 10:30 p.m., police were sent to the 2200 block of S. 20th Street.
Police say an 18-year-old man was shot and seriously injured. The circumstances that led to this shooting are under investigation.
Around 2:00 a.m. Sunday, September 21st, police were on the scene in the 1400 block of W. Madison — where a 32-year-old man was shot.
Police say the man was injured. Police believe this shooting to be robbery-related.
At 5:00 a.m. Sunday, police were on the scene in the 2200 block of S. 15th Place. Police said a male victim was shot and injured.
Mayor Barrett announced recently that in his new city budget, he is seeking funds to hire additional police.
The Mayor expressed concern about the growing number of shootings in the city, especially among African American males.