17-year-old boy among 200+ killed in Milwaukee County in 2020

A teenager and a 23-year-old man fatally shot on Monday night, Nov. 30 are among more than 200 people killed in Milwaukee County in 2020. Milwaukee County's all-time record for homicides was 174 set in 1993.

Lorenzo Williams Jr.

The family of 17-year-old Lorenzo Williams Jr., not only grieving the loss of their loved one, but also, other victims of gun violence like the man killed Monday night near Teutonia and Center, said they want people to realize these actions are ruining so many lives.

"This kind of thing is wrecking, it's tearing apart a whole family," said Bryant Williams, Lorenzo's cousin. "My whole family is destroyed. It just tears me up." 

Struck by gunfire multiple times Monday night just before 9:30 p.m. near 91st Street and Custer Avenue, he died on the way to the hospital.

Bryant Williams

"So much left for life he could have done," said Bryant Williams.

Bryant Williams and his daughter described the 17-year-old as energetic, funny and always smiling.

"Trying to stay strong for my family," said Bryant Williams' daughter.

Fatal shooting near 91st and Custer

"When you shoot and kill somebody, you are taking away their whole body, their soul -- and now, all we have is memories, and memories are not good enough," said Bryant Williams. "I'd rather have him instead of memories. The whole thing is just sad."

Fatal shooting near Teutonia and Center

Just a few hours after police responded to 91st and Custer, officers were at Teutonia and Center after police said a fight led to the shooting death of a 23-year-old man -- the shooter (pictured below) supposedly fleeing in a vehicle.

Fatal shooting near Teutonia and Center

"Think about it," said Bryant Williams. "Just, is it really worth my life? Everyone wants to be the harder person. Be the bigger person and walk away."

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