published : 2023-08-21

Weekend Shootings in Milwaukee Leave One Dead, 13 Wounded

Detailed circumstances and motives behind the violence remain scarce, as Wisconsin police investigation continues.

A solemn local resident, standing firm against the backdrop of Milwaukee's cityscape - expressing resilience in face of the recent violent events. (Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)

Milwaukee underwent a brutal weekend, punctuated by violent gunfire resulting in 13 injured and one dead across three separate incidents that occurred just blocks apart.

Late Sunday evening, around 8:30 pm at the intersection of 13th and Mitchell, triggered trauma led to four individuals being rushed to the hospital due to serious injuries.

The victims comprised of a young group - a 29-year-old woman, a 19-year-old man, a 22-year-old man, and a 26-year-old man, found themselves facing a nightmare none had expected to confront.

In connection to this incident, a 22-year-old man was apprehended and charges against him are forthcoming.

Yet, the city's night of terror was far from over.

Wisconsin police in deep discussion, gathered around a street map, pinpointing the blocks where the shootings occurred - a symbol of ongoing investigations and unresolved cases. (Camera: Nikon D850)

Barely an hour later, the sound of gunfire echoed through Milwaukee streets again - this time in the vicinity of 16th and Bruce, where a 56-year-old local man was struck dead by a bullet.

The perpetrator of this act remains elusive, adding an unnerving dimension to an already tense city.

The two incidents were chilling enough, on their own, but Milwaukee had a third act of violence shrouded in its midst.

A mere two blocks away, 14th and Burnham played host to a mass shooting on Saturday near midnight, where nine people were caught in the unforgiving flurry of bullets - injuring six males and three females, whose ages ranged variedly from 16 to 42.

The victims' survival appears likely, offering a faint glimmer of hope in an otherwise grim narrative.

A single lit candle, with blurred vigil attendees in the background, left at the site of the 16th and Bruce shooting - signifying mourning and hope amidst the tragic weekend. (Camera: Sony Alpha a7 III)

Police managed to arrest a 22-year-old local male and recover a firearm related to this incident.

The motive behind these senseless acts of violence remains unclear, as information from Wisconsin police remains limited.

Despite the disturbing aura of uncertainty, the city of Milwaukee wakes up to a new day, its residents standing resilient, vowing not to let darkness overshadow their spirit.