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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2022

Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention Statement on Incident in Third Ward

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention extends gratitude for the actions of the off-duty Milwaukee police officer who swiftly responded to an incident at Shake Shack in the Third Ward yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with this officer and his family. We wish him a quick and full recovery and send our gratitude to the trauma staff, doctors, and surgeons at Foedtert Hospital for their exemplary care of this officer. We also extend our deepest appreciation to the traveling nurse who was on site, the staff and management of Shake Shack, and the first responders who stepped in to provide aid to those affected by this traumatic event.

Incidents such as yesterdays are traumatic to all who are involved and witnessed the actions of the suspects. The Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention is heartbroken for all affected by this event, and our staff has been in contact with the woman, her children, and Shake Shack staff who were involved in yesterday’s incident to provide trauma support. Gun violence affects our entire community, and the Office of Violence Prevention remains committed to providing support, care, advocacy, and intervention to all victims of violence in our city.

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