The City of Milwaukee has set a new record for the most homicides in a calendar year.
TMJ4 News reports two shootings that helped to break the old record, set back in 1991 with 165, took place Saturday, November 7, 2020.
The first homicide took place just after 10 p.m. on the 3700 block of North 40th street. Police believe two unknown male suspects approached a 28-year-old man to try to rob him. The victim was shot when he tried to flee, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are still searching for the suspects.
The second homicide took place around 11:30 p.m. on the 1500 block of West Lloyd Street. Officers found a 16-year old Milwaukee man dead from multiple gunshot wounds. Police continues to search for unknown suspects.
Anyone with any information on either homicide is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360. Anonymous tips can be left through Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS or the P3 Tips app.
As for Milwaukee County, the Medical Examiner’s office says there will also be a new record set for a calendar year. The previous record of 174, set back in 1993, was broken on October 26.
After two homicides this weekend, Milwaukee County’s homicide numbers now exceed the all-time record of 174 set in 1993. If current trends continue, Milwaukee County on track to log more than 200 homicides this year.— Medical Examiner (@mkemedexamine) October 26, 2020