‘Heartbreaking:’ Milwaukee leaders react to death of three-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself
May 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – City leaders expressed frustration over the ongoing gun violence as well as preventable nature of the death of a three-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself with a gun over th
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – City leaders expressed frustration over the ongoing gun violence as well as preventable nature of the death of a three-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself with a gun over the weekend. The medical examiner’s office identified the boy as 3-year-old Cire J.
Police said the boy died Saturday, May 8 at a home near 31st and Michigan after getting ahold of a gun and accidentally fatally shooting himself. “It’s heartbreaking,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters Monday.
“Right before Mother’s Day, I just can’t imagine. ”Barrett said the shooting adds to the ongoing chaos of gun violence in the city. “It just goes to the insanity occurring right now,” Barrett said.
It’s not one program, it’s not one law, it’s not just one policy, it going to take us, as a community, to step up and really have some tough conversations,” Crowley said. Community activists echoed that sentiment. “People are getting shot every day, and now it seems like people are being killed every single day,” activist Tracey Dent told CBS 58.
We have to do this. ”The incident also sparked leaders to urge gun owners to properly store firearms so children cannot access them. “It’s even worse because you know how easily avoidable it is,” Adam Campbell, an instructor at Brew City Shooters Supply, told CBS 58.