Murphy: Downtown shooting could 'affect people's perception'

CREATED Apr 30, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - Common Council President Michael Murphy was in his office at City Hall when the shooting took place.  

"Ald. Bauman came into my office telling me he heard gunshots," Murphy explained.  "I go to that park every day."
Despite the shooting, Murphy called downtown safe.
"Clearly bad things can happen," he said.  "The vast majority of people who work and live downtown know it's a safe place."
Even still, Murphy admitted this could hurt the city's reputation.
"One would be naive to say this isn't going to affect people's perception."