Officials identify 3 victims in triple homicide near 54th and Mill
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police are investigating a triple homicide near 54th and Mill Road.
The medical examiner confirmed that three victims were found shot and already deceased when police arrived.
Monday morning, March 28, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victims as 26-year-old Anthony Thompson, 39-year-old Tyaries McKinney, and 52-year-old Clarence Harris. All are from Milwaukee.
There's still no word on what led up to what happened at the apartment, but nearby family and friends, as well as Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson, are starting to speak on what happened.
The victims are a 26-year-old Milwaukee man, a 39-year-old Milwaukee man and a 52-year-old Milwaukee man.
"He was happy, he was talking, he was laughing about people, just doing what we do, he was my high school friend, middle school, elementary, since 1998," said Antonio Tate, who says he was one of the victims was close friend 26-year-old Anthony Thompson.
Tate says he was a friendly person with a who loved joking around, food and dressing out.
"He was a good dude, he was young he didn't deserve that," said Tate.
Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson made an appearance at the scene.
"We need people to put gun down, do not solve their problems or disputes with guns," said Johnson, calling again on state legislators to work with the city to try and keep guns out of the wrong hands, we don't control gun law at the local level, we don't."
"That is a good solution but it's not going to stop [the violence]," said Tate, "you know violence will never stop in Milwaukee you know I lost a granddad to gun violence, I lost an uncle to gun violence, I almost lost my life to gun violence, and I just lost one of my best friends to gun violence. It would never stop."
Johnson also pleaded to the community that if they know something, to tell someone.
"Because if it happened to you, or if it happened to something you care about, we would want you to speak up, we would want you to say something," said Johnson.
The circumstance leading up to the shooting are under investigation. Milwaukee Police continue to seek unknown suspects.
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There is still no word on who the other two victims may be.