Seven people were shot and wounded Wednesday in an apparent drive-by shooting outside a Milwaukee funeral home. (Sept. 30)
TOM BARRETT: The individual driving past opened fire on the individuals. They were getting ready to go into the funeral home. As the chief said, several individuals were hit. Again, it's the insanity of people solving their problems with guns. It is just completely insane, and we're seeing way too much of that in this community this year.
After four consecutive years of reductions in homicides and nonfatal shootings, this year we have seen a dramatic increase here in the city of Milwaukee. And it is not acceptable to me, it's not acceptable to the residents of this city, and I know it's not acceptable to the police chief and the members of the police department.