Community and City Leaders demand justice after deadly shooting in Milwaukee's Harambee neighborhood
MILWAUKEE-- Candles, flowers, and teddy bears in memory of a man whom many say embodied the spirit of Milwaukee's Harambee neighborhood.
\"He would bring people together, people just loved him,\" said Margie Jordan, the victim's aunt.
\"Harambee\" in Swahili means \"pull together,\" and those who knew William Green or \"Obby,\" as many called him say he did just that.
\"The family is hurting, and we are hurting,\" said Kathryn Crawford, a lifelong friend, \"I've known him since he was a little boy.\"
Obby died in a shooting over the weekend.
\"This is no way to live, you got to be scared for your life, when you can't come outside and you can't stand in front of your house, or on your porch, because there's always a shooting going on,\" said Crawford.
The fatal gunshots fired just outside his home on East Auer and North First Street.
\"Where's the justice? Where's the justice,\" questioned Jordan.
Two days later-- Milwaukee Police have not arrested any suspects.
\"If you have any kind of soul, or any kind of heart, you took a good person from us, and you should be required to pay for what you've done,\" said Gwendolyn Smith, another lifelong friend.
With no suspect behind bars, local leaders who knew Obby personally are making a call to action.
\"We have to do something, so we stop losing so many people,\" said Ald. Ashanti Hamilton, who grew up across the street from Obby.
\"Although this is a tragic loss-- it's also an opportunity for the community to pull together,\" said Ald. Milele Coggs, who grew up three blocks away.
Family members told me they know someone out there, must know something that can lead police to Obby's killer. If you know anything that can help-- call Milwaukee Police.