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A year-old boy was shot and killed in Sherman Park on Thursday, the same day a year-old girl was declared brain dead from injuries suffered from a Wednesday shooting. The year-old boy killed Thursday has been identified as Roy Thomas of Milwaukee. His death comes a day after another year-old Milwaukee boy, Davonnie Turner-Basey, a student at Banner Prep School of Milwaukeedied Wednesday from injuries he suffered from a shooting on Sunday.
Khalif Rainey and Russell Stamper II released a statement Friday pleading for community members to come together and stop the violence.
We implore you to think of them when you are considering how you can play a role in stopping this violence. Shortly before 5 p.
Sherman Blvd. On Wednesday, Milwaukee police reported two year-old girls were shot around 2 a. One of the girls suffered life-threatening injuries. As of Wednesday, Milwaukee police reported 38 homicides so far indown from 46 at the same point in At least five minors, between the ages of 13 and 17, have been killed by gun violence in Milwaukee so far in Reggie Moore, the departing director of Milwaukee's Office of Violence Preventionsaid there is still not "nearly enough" programming to engage youth after many such programs were temporarily closed or scaled back since the beginning of the COVID pandemic.
He said surveys that his office has conducted show minors feel safest at home and at youth programs.
The Office of Violence Prevention is seeking to provide funding for community-based organizations working to promote healing and restorative justice practices among people between the ages of 12 and 24 in select neighborhoods during the summer. Applications for funding are due April Moore also said the office plans soon to debut a credible messenger program, where people with personal experience in the criminal justice system mentor youth.
Vaun Mayes, a community activist who has focused much of his work on engaging youth around Sherman Park, said it has been difficult gathering resources for the type of free cookouts and other activities he has hosted in the past. Wednesday night, residents of the Sherman Park neighborhood participated in a virtual town hall hosted by County Supervisor Felesia Martin, where residents offered suggestions to help improve the park. Safety and security was a concern for many, and representatives with the sheriff's office were in attendance.
The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the Sherman Park homicide and Milwaukee police are investigating the homicide of the year-old girl. Anyone with information on the homicide of the year-old boy in Sherman Park is asked to contact Milwaukee County dispatch, at Our office is also investigating the apparent unrelated homicide of a 14 year old female. More info to follow. Autopsies scheduled for tomorrow.
MilwaukeePolice investigating. This story has been updated to reflect the year-old girl's condition as of Friday evening. Contact Drake Bentley at or DBentley1 gannett. Our subscribers make this reporting possible. Please consider supporting local journalism by subscribing to the Journal Sentinel at jsonline.
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