21-year-old Milwaukee man fatally shot near 37th and Townsend

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee man was killed Wednesday morning, May 18. Now, his family is searching for answers.

"He's the only grandson I had," James Cook.

James remembers his grandson as sweet and joyful, 21-year-old Maseceo Cook. Family says Cook was riding his bike to his father's house Wednesday morning. However, he was stopped in his tracks. Cook was shot to death near 37th and Townsend.

"I go from waking up sending my sons to school this morning to knowing by the time I make it to work that my nephew had just been gunned down," Zachary Cook said. He is Maseceo's uncle.

Cook was a John Marshall High School graduate. He was a sports fanatic. Cook's family says he had a strong support system and all his needs were met.

"Maseceo didn't come from a broken home. He had a mother, he had a father, he had grandparents, he had uncles and a auntie. He did everything we could possible when he needed help," Zachary said.

Cook was working toward going back to school wanting to make a change. Now, that change will never come.

"He ran into the wrong people. These parents should be ashamed of themselves letting people like that run this street and kill people and shooting down for nothing. That's wrong," James said. "He held his hand up to me just like that and he told me, he said, 'Papa, I'm going to do right. I am not going to do anything else wrong.' I said [Maseceo] you promising me because you are raising your right hand... Before I know anything my grandson is gone."

Police are still investigating. If you have surveillance video or info that could help you're urged to call police at 414-935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 414-224-Tips or P3 Tips App.

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