Homicides Archives

Five shot, wounded by gunfire during vigil for Milwaukee teen

September 16, 2021

Milwaukee police say five people were wounded near North Sherman Blvd. and Burleigh St. on Monday September 13, 2021 at the scene of a candlelight vigil for a teenager that was fatally shot earlier in the day. Officials say the gunfire rang out shortly before 8 p.m. The shooting victims include two 15-year-old Milwaukee girls,… [Read More]

More than 85 percent of black homicide victims killed with guns, study finds

May 20, 2021

Guns are by far the most common weapon used to kill Black homicide victims in America, according to a new study by the Violence Policy Center (VPC). The study found that 86 percent of Black homicide victims nationwide were killed with guns. Of these, two-thirds were killed with a handgun. In addition to national data,… [Read More]

Wisconsin ranked #2 for Black homicide victimization

June 6, 2019

91 percent of Black homicide victims in Wisconsin were killed with guns Wisconsin has the second-highest Black homicide victimization rate in the nation with a rate of 37.57 per 100,000—nearly twice the national Black homicide victimization rate and more than seven times the overall homicide rate nationwide— according to a new analysis by the Violence… [Read More]