Three shootings injured 21 on Friday.
Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson imposed a two-night curfew on people under 21 in the city’s entertainment district on Saturday. The curfew is from 11 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Police will enforce the curfew and those found in violation will be arrested and fined $691, according to police.
The curfew comes after three shootings in the Entertainment District left 21 injured on Friday.
“I fully expect that when people cause death, damage and destruction in Milwaukee, they will be held fully accountable under the law,” Johnson said during a briefing. Saturday press conference.
He later added: “What happened here in this neighborhood last night, it will not be tolerated.”
The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating a non-fatal shooting incident that occurred late Friday night. Police say the shooting took place due to a ‘confrontation’ between ‘a few groups who exchanged gunfire’
There were 17 victims, aged 15 to 47. They are all expected to survive, police said.
Police arrested 10 people and nine firearms were recovered from at least five armed people.
Police are also investigating a triple shooting that occurred on Friday. The victims were a 29-year-old man, a 16-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man and are all expected to survive, according to police.
A 19-year-old man was taken into custody in connection with the incident and charges against him are pending review by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.
A third shooting injured one person on Friday. The victim, a 20-year-old man from Milwaukee, was taken to hospital and is expected to survive. Police said they were still looking for unknown suspects.