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Community members fed up with Milwaukee violence after six people killed in three days

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) - A 23-year-old Milwaukee woman killed near 35th and Clarke marks Milwaukee's sixth homicide this week.

Several community members tell CBS 58 News that they don't feel safe in Milwaukee.

Akyra Harris says she's hurt. Her friend Will was shot and killed at the Swing Park on Monday. Harris sang at the 17-year-old victim's vigil on Tuesday. She said she's sick of seeing young people in Milwaukee die because of gun violence in the streets and says something needs to change.

"When my best friend got killed, I felt like I was next but then I just hung it there. Don't nobody know how to fight with words or fight with their fists, they just go right to a gun," said Harris.

Over at Washington Park, several community activists gathered on the basketball court where three teenagers and a 20-year-old were hurt in a shooting on Saturday.

A family friend of one of the victim's says they're frustrated with the violence Milwaukee teens face every day.

"He's very discouraged with the safety in our city and with our kids having a safe place to be," said Camille Mayes, a family friend and community activists.

The community activists that gathered at Washington Park hope they can work together with the city to make the streets and parks safer. 

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