The violence in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is out of control. MTO News has learned that 2021 is becoming the most violent year in the city's history.
....And yesterday was especially violent.
Five people were shot with machine gun fire on a public street in Milwaukee Monday night, Milwaukee police told media, including MTO News.
A 16-year-old Milwaukee boy was killed at the same intersection early Monday morning, according to a Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office report.
Hours later, family and friends of the boys decided to hold a vigil at the same spot. And MTO News learned that "Opps" of the deceased teenager returned to shoot up his family and friends.
The victims from the vigil shooting were all innocent and non-gang related — two 15-year-old girls, a 64-year-old man, a 30-year-old man and a 35-year-old man, all from Milwaukee. All the victims suffered nonfatal injuries and were treated at local hospitals, police said in an overnight news release.
The 16-year-old, identified by the medical examiner's office as Rydell D. Ards-King, was killed shortly after midnight Monday. Police said the circumstances leading up to the shooting were still under investigation and no known suspects were sought.