Articles related to: Fatal Shooting
By Karen Stokes
Milwaukee and Racine police are looking for information on two separate shootings last week involving young children. Laylah Petersen 5, of Milwaukee and Ja’Nyela Marsh-Highshaw 4, of Racine had their lives changed forever in two presumably random acts of senseless violence. On Thursday, November 6, at 6:00 p.m., Laylah was sitting on her grandfather’s lap reading when bullets were fired into the home and struck Laylah in the head; she died at the hospital, according to authorities.
The shooting happened at 58th St. and Fairmount Avenue, where Laylah and …
In response to the fatal shooting earlier this week in Washington Park, Milwaukee County Supervisor Russell Stamper II said, “I am deeply saddened by yesterday’s tragic event and send my condolences to the family of 17 year- old Daniel Gardner. I will work to the best of my ability to increase and promote safety, anti-drug activity and crime prevention in my district and across the County. I will also work to promote neighborhood safety and to strengthen positive community partnerships.”
He continued, “Washington Park remains a great place for family and …