Violent night in Milwaukee: Police respond to 4 deadly shootings in less than 6 hours

NOW: Violent night in Milwaukee: Police respond to 4 deadly shootings in less than 6 hours

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- It was a violent summer night in Milwaukee Monday, Aug. 23. Four people are dead in four separate shootings. 

The first shooting happened just before 6 p.m. Monday, near 45th and Hadley. Police say an 18-year-old Milwaukee woman was shot after an ongoing argument and died from her injuries. 

"What really happen to my grandbaby," Cynthia Evans said. Family identified the woman as Cynthia Lemon. She just graduated from Washington High School. She was planning to start school at Mount Mary University in two weeks to study nursing. 

Tuesday, Aug. 24, the family canvassed the block where she was shot and killed. They found the yard where she took her last breath. It was in the yard of a home. They knocked on the door looking for answers. 

"We don't know who she was arguing with, we just need to know where the young lady she was with," Evans said. 

Lemon was one of four people killed on Monday.

About an hour-and-a-half later, around 7:20 p.m., police say a double shooting near 21st and Olive left a 20-year-old Milwaukee man dead, and an 18-year-old man hurt. Authorities say this was the result of a shootout between the two. The 18-year-old is now in custody. 

The next shooting happened around 10:40 p.m., near 36th and Hadley. Police say a 31-year-old Milwaukee man was found dead after being shot. 

Just after 11:30 p.m., a male victim -- whose age we don't know yet -- was shot and died near 21st and Meinecke

Police are investigating what led up to the last two shootings, and are now looking for suspects in all but the 21st and Olive case.

Arnitta Holliman is the director of Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention. She says they do their best to help families cope. 

"It's never an easy thing talking to families who have loss a loved one to violence but we do connect with them through our office and we get them connected to resources in the community."

She says anti-violence organizations are on the ground doing the work.

"Everyone wants to see this change for the better so we have to keep working at it, we cannot give up hope." 

Lemon's family holding out hope for answers. They're continuing to wonder why an 18-year-old who dreamed of becoming a nurse is now gone. 

"Y'all hurting people out here. These people that you’re killing, people love this people, people really loved her," Lemon's aunt said.

Lemon's mom died about two months. They family says she was just now getting over the loss. 

Anyone with information on these shootings is urged to call Milwaukee police or Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.

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