Milwaukee police: 5-year-old boy seriously hurt in double shooting near 24th and Concordia
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A 5-year-old boy and 22-year-old man are seriously hurt after being shot near 24th and Concordia in Milwaukee Thursday, March 11.
“So many kids are getting hurt by gun violence, just violence alone and I don’t like that," one neighbor said who lives near the shooting scene. People say Thursday morning’s shooting is the unfortunate norm in Milwaukee.
Police were called to the scene around 8 am. Police say the boy is stable condition. However, the man’s injuries were more serious.
"It’s a horrible situation for that five year-old and the family," Dr.Terri Cassini said. She is the Director of the Trauma Psychology Service at Froedtert.
In her line of work, she says these kind of shootings cause emotional distress and life long damage for the victims and their loved ones.
“we see a direct impact of violence, not just in our patients but their families.” Dr. Cassini said.
“Family members depending on if they witnessed what happened or had multiple loved ones injured or even killed in violent events can also be going through their own grief and emotional experiences in addition to help their loved ones recover. “
Neighbors tell CBS 58 no matter how much they hope for a better Milwaukee, it just keeps getting worse.
“It’s sad to me because it’s close to home and the violence is really bad in Milwaukee.”
Dr. Cassini says her team and the 414 life program see violence as preventative.
“It is absolutely our hope, not only do we see a reduction in violence but that we also see an improvement in the outcomes of the patients that come to our medical center by us providing more comprehensive social culturally sensitive care.”
Milwaukee police continue to seek a known suspect. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips App.
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