When asked about the reason for the welfare check on the residence, Formolo said, “Citizens of our community had concerns with the occupants that resided there and it’s a normal call for us to respond to. We do it all the time.”
Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson extended condolences to the victims’ loved ones in a statement obtained by CNN.
“The murders discovered today on a residential block in the heart of our city are horrific,” Johnson gesê. “It is important not to feel numbed by the ongoing violence in our community. A horrible crime has again occurred, and it is not a movie or a fictional account. These victims died in our city, in one of our neighborhoods.
Milwaukee, one of the country’s 40 most populous cities, has recorded more homicides in 2021 than any other year on record, according to a CNN analysis of police department data.
This was the second year in a row that the city set a homicide record, Milwaukee Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Efrain Cornejo confirmed to CNN.
There were at least 192 moorde in 2021, Cornejo said. In 2020, the city recorded 190 moorde.
“We remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce violence,” Johnson gesê. “We will achieve that through strengthened and improved law enforcement, through community intervention, and through a renewed commitment to prevention.”
Police are asking anyone with information about the case to contact Crime Stoppers or the Milwaukee Police Department.