Neighbors saddened over 2 teens killed in 48 hours in Milwaukee

NOW: Neighbors saddened over 2 teens killed in 48 hours in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Your teenage years are supposed to be about school, friends and growing up, not about gun violence. Sadly, two more teens died in shootings in Milwaukee in 48 hours.

Neighbors who live near where the incidents happened say, it's tragic enough there were over 200 homicides in Milwaukee last year, but knowing some of the victims are just kids, makes it all the sadder.

"Well, I woke up and seen a reflection of the police cars and my window, I walked to the kitchen looked outside, I did see some yellow tape," said Ronnie who lives near the Atkinson Triangle.

Ronnie and many others in the area say they didn't hear the shooting that happened early Monday morning, near 9th and Atkinson.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office Identified the victim as 15-year-old Javier Winston. He died at the scene. Police are still investigating what happened and haven't released any further information about who was involved.

Ronnie says he hopes someone comes forward to help victims like Winston have justice.

"If you've got information that can help somebody you know, the victim of a crime or some situation let's utilize that," said Ronnie.

Winston is the second teen killed over the weekend, the first was 14-year-old Sebastian Florentino.

He died Sunday morning, after a shooting Saturday night near 52nd and Clarke. The shooting also injured a 13-year-old.

"I don't know what it was, but it didn't have to end like this," said Trina, neighbor.

Trina says she heard two shots, arguing, and then a third shot. Then the police came to investigate a garage in the alleyway.

Trina says something needs to be done as a community.

"[We need to] figure out what's going on with us as adults, because kids do what they see adults doing. And then what's going on with the kids," said Trina.

Police say anyone with information on either of these shootings should contact them at 414-935-7360, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.

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