Milwaukee chief says man was shot in the neck
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee’s police chief says an 18-year-old man suffered a single gunshot wound to the neck during unrest on the city’s north side, but that his life is not in danger.
The man, whose name has not been released, was shot late Sunday during a demonstration to protest the killing of a black man by a police officer a day earlier.
Police have said officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured man and take him to a hospital. Police did not say who shot him, but that they are looking for suspects.
Chief Ed Flynn said at a news conference Monday that the man does “not appear to be in danger.”
Flynn also said that officers came under fire Sunday but that no officers returned fire.
Milwaukee’s mayor says a 10 p.m. curfew on teenagers will from now on be strictly enforced.
Mayor Tom Barrett said at a news conference Monday that youths and parents should take note that all teenagers must be off the streets by 10 p.m. He did not say what would happen to teens who are found outside in Milwaukee past the curfew deadline.
The clampdown follows two nights of violent unrest in protest following the fatal shooting of a black man by police on the city’s north side.
Police Chief Ed Flynn says 11 men and three women, all from Milwaukee, were arrested Sunday for state disorderly conduct.
Barrett also praised pastors and community group leaders who are engaged in trying to keep the peace, saying they are making the situation better.