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Two arrested in Milwaukee Juneteenth shooting that wounded 6, including alleged shooters

It was one of many shootings across the country over the holiday weekend.
Police at the scene of a shooting shortly after the Juneteenth festival in Milwaukee on June 19, 2023.
Police at the scene of a shooting shortly after the Juneteenth festival in Milwaukee on Monday.Bill Glauber / USA Today Network
/ Source: The Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. — Police in Milwaukee arrested a second person in a shooting in which six people, including the two alleged shooters, were wounded right after a Juneteenth celebration wrapped up.

The two defendants, males ages 17 and 19, were arrested after Monday’s shooting outside the Greater Philadelphia Church of God in Christ, police said in a news release.

The other four people who were wounded are girls or women ranging in age from 14-18 years old, police said. All six of the people who were shot are expected to survive.

Investigators believe the shooting stemmed from a fight between several young women outside the church, police said.

A Facebook Live video of the aftermath showed paramedics treating people with gunshot wounds on the pavement of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, where thousands of people had filled the street for the city’s Juneteenth festival just 20 minutes earlier.

It was one of many shootings that took place across the country over a bloody holiday weekend.

“It’s just freaking heartbreaking. We have to do better as parents. We have to do better as adults in the community,” Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday.