MILWAUKEE, WI – In Milwaukee, a devastating event took place early Friday morning. A domestic violence-related incident took a violent turn, ultimately resulting in a murder-suicide that left two people dead.
The murder-suicide happened in the vicinity of 52nd and Hadley at approximately 2:30 a.m. Local authorities identified it as a tragedy that stemmed from domestic violence. A 28-year-old woman was shot and subsequently taken to a hospital. However, after she was transported to the hospital for treatment, she tragically succumbed to her injuries.
A 38-year-old man is believed to have been the perpetrator. However, the man turned the gun on himself and was pronounced dead by authorities at the scene.
Carmen Pitre, who serves as the president and CEO of the Sojourner Family Peace Center, expressed deep sorrow at the news. She emphasized the importance of community awareness and support for domestic violence victims, especially during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
While this incident is undoubtedly tragic, it highlights the persistent issue of domestic violence in the Milwaukee area. According to the police, this marks the 16th domestic violence-related homicide this year, which is a decrease from the 22 reported at the same time in 2022. Nonetheless, advocates continue to emphasize the importance of intervention.
“We have far too many lethal cases in Milwaukee. For every homicide, there are thousands of others that are on their way,” Pitre expressed, urging those facing domestic violence situations to reach out for help.