Milwaukee families struggle to cope with violence in their neighborhoods

CREATED Jun 27, 2014

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MILWAUKEE -- A person doesn't have to be struck by gunfire for a shooting to change his or her life forever.

A rash of shootings terrorized several Milwaukee neighborhoods on Thursday, injuring at least eight people across the city's north and west side.
 
One of those shootings struck a 13-year-old in the 2300 block of N. Buffum Street. Police said the teenager ​​was shot on a porch after an argument with two subjects walking past.
 
A day later, Thursday's violence continued to haunt 10-year-old Jaiden Muehlbauer who lives down the block.
 
"It sounded like fireworks but my mom said it was a gun, so we all jumped down to the floor and we started crying," Muehlbauer told TODAY'S TMJ4.
 
The buzz of gunfire terrorized other neighborhoods, too.
 
Earlier Thursday, a shootout at 24th and Locust sent five people to the hospital.  
 
Police also responded to 2600 W. Atkinson where a 21-year-old man was shot in the during a fight.
 
Before midnight, MPD received a call from a local hospital emergency room about a 24-year-old man shot several times and in critical condition; officers found evidence and a possible shooting scene at 1800 W. Meinecke St.
 
Police have identified a few suspects but have not made any arrests related to those shootings.