Three deaths on a violent Thanksgiving holiday

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by Laura Rodriguez

Milwaukee---Everything is closed along a quiet Martin Luther King Drive, but at 11:45 p.m. last night, Hair Fantasies was open for business.

"I guess they stay open if they have customers," said the victim's niece.

Yellow tape and cracked floorboards are just two indicators of the shooting inside the barber shop where an 18-year-old man was killed.

"Not too long after the gunshots went off I was standing right there, but I didn't even know he was there," said the victim's niece.

The victim's niece didn't want to be identified, but told me she was completely shocked and didn't know the motive.

"He was a good young man and didn't deserve what happened to him."

Less than 2 hours later, another homicide on Milwaukee's south side.

"Somebody got into an argument and forced their way into a lower unit," said William Torres, who lives across the street from the crime scene.

Police confirm a 34-year-old man was shot inside a home on 14th and Grant.

"I have kids and a family, I feel a little unsafe now," said Torres.

Squad lights instead of holiday lights on this Thanksgiving holiday- a sad reality for at least 6 Milwaukee neighborhoods.

"It's sad , it's sad you know, during the holidays to see someone get shot and killed," said Torres.

No suspects are in custody for the shooting on 14th and Grant however, a 26-year-old Milwaukee man is in custody for the shooting at the barber shop.

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