After Milwaukee’s Juneteenth Party Is Over, At Least 6 Teens Are Shot

Police and fire officials say that at least six teens were shot Monday afternoon near where Milwaukee’s Juneteenth celebration had just ended.

Local news sites say that the shooting happened around 4:20 p.m. outside the Greater Philadelphia Church of God in Christ. Witnesses and a Facebook Live video taken by a bystander right after the shooting confirm this.

Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman said that six teens were shot, and one of them, a 17-year-old in custody, may have been the shooter. The police were still looking for more suspects who hadn’t been found yet. Four victims were girls, two were boys, and their ages ranged from 14 to 19.

Norman said the killing may have been caused by a fight between girls and young women, but he didn’t know what started the war. The chief said that the injuries of those who were hurt differed, but none seemed life-threatening.

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The violence broke out after a bloody weekend of killings throughout the United States. Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson said that the Juneteenth celebration on Monday was a safe and growing event and that the violence that happened afterwards was “totally, totally unacceptable.”

A Facebook Live video taken right after the shooting shows doctors treating at least two young people with gunshot wounds on the sidewalk.

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The person who shot the Facebook Live said in the video that a teenage girl or young woman had been shot in the neck. The person on Facebook tried to comfort her friend, who was crying and trying to call her mother. About 20 minutes after the event’s end, many people were still walking down the street.

The event, which ran from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on King Drive, was attended by thousands of people. People selling food and goods and community groups with resources, snacks, and free stuff were set up along the street.

Booths played loud music, and food trucks with cool treats for the hot weather had long lines. Earlier in the day, a parade along King Drive included dance groups, marching bands, and drill teams of young people. There were police officers at several points along the way.

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