Four more shootings in Milwaukee Tuesday

CREATED Aug 7, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Police are investigating four shootings that occurred Tuesday, all between the hours of 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

A 26-year-old man was shot in the leg on West Villard Avenue around 3:15 p.m. A 25-year-old man was also shot in the leg, around 4:00 p.m. on North 13th Street. Both men were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Family Dollar store on W. Oklahoma was robbed Tuesday around 3:30 p.m. and a 44-year-old man was shot. He was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries, but his condition is currently unknown.

Police were also called to S. 9th Street just before 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday. An 18-year-old man was shot in the head and taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

"At this time it appears that the victim was attempting to intervene in an attempt theft that occurred at a nearby store," according to Milwaukee Police.

The victim's condition is also unknown.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett commented on Tuesday's shootings, saying, "We have way too many criminals who could care less about illegally possessing guns. We must get those criminals off our streets. It's time for the Governor and the legislature to take up and pass tough sentencing laws, including minimum mandatory penalties. If a special session is needed to get this done, then the Governor should call for one sooner rather than later."