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City reaches grim milestone in double murder, family holds vigil

\"All this fighting, it ain't cool, it ain't right,\" a family member cried in pain at the curbside vigil of two young Milwaukee men.

The scene doesn't change. Bears, balloons, and tear-stained faces and a desperate grief filled \"we'll miss you\"

\"They ain't got to hurt no more.\"

The scene doesn't change, but the faces have, 50 times.

25-year--old Damario Jones and 26-year-old Montrell Burdine set a grim milestone in Milwaukee, the 49th and 50th homicides so far this year.

\"First thing they do is pull a gun because they don't know how to communicate,\" Bishop Warren Kirkendoll said.

Jones' mother says gunfire erupted after an argument with the mother of his child early this morning at 37th and Nash streets. Now that violence has turned to mourning, they both leave behind young children

\"They're gonna wonder where is my dad, where is my dad?\" cousin Aerica Davis said.

Community leaders don't pretend to have all the answers, and family questions why the violence keeps happening, begging for others to stop taking lives

\"It's not worth it because in the end it's going to be your face on a memory loss t-shirt because you done did something, and your family's crying, don't nobody want to live like this,\" Davis said.

No arrests have been made in the murders.

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