Seven people shot at Milwaukee funeral home

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WFRV) – Multiple people were reportedly shot at a Milwaukee funeral home.

According to affiliate WDJT, Milwaukee Police are investigating a shooting that took place at Serenity Funeral Home near Fond du Lac Avenue and Townsend Street around 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday.

Authorities say when they arrived on scene, they found seven gunshot victims. Those include men and women ranging in age from 24 to 48-years-old.

The victims were transported to a local hospital and are said to be in stable condition with various injuries.

According to WDJT, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says someone driving past the funeral home opened fire on individuals getting ready to go inside.

“This is an example of the insanity that we’re seeing with the number of guns, particularly illegal guns, on the streets in the city of Milwaukee,” he said. “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.” 

The Associated Press reports that Cedric Guy, owner of Serenity Funeral Home, said there were about 100 mourners at the funeral home at the time. They were there for the funeral of Braxton Taylor, the 26-year-old victim of a Sept. 17 shooting.

Police say they are searching for an unknown suspect at this time. 

WFRV Local 5 will continue to update this story as it becomes available.

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