By: Kasey Chronis
Posted: May 17th, 2021
A slew of weekend shootings in Milwaukee highlight a dangerous trend local leaders are working to stop. On Monday, May 17, they said it will take the entire community to put an end to the city’s gun violence.
“It is just insane the number of guns that we have in this community,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. “Particularly in the hands of young people, people with felony records.”
The violent weekend was followed by pleas from local leaders Monday to come together and make Milwaukee a safer place to be.
“We’re seeing way too many shootings in the city,” said Barrett.