Mayor Barrett reacts to three shootings Tuesday night

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is speaking out after the city of Milwaukee saw three shooting incidents on Tuesday night. In one of those incidents, five juveniles were injured. In another, police say the victim is actually the suspect.

A 21-year-old man was shot on Tuesday night, January 28th on Milwaukee's north side -- but police say he isn't the victim. Instead, he's considered a suspect. We're told the man is receiving care at Froedtert Hospital and is reportedly in grave condition. Because he is considered a suspect, his family is not allowed to see him -- something they are not happy about.

"If you know anything - I`m begging you, anything at all - call the Milwaukee Police Department," Susie Sebring said.

Sebring's nephew is the man who was shot on Tuesday night.

Police say Ikeem Cantrell was shot near West Leon Terrace Road.

"That`s really the only facts and details we have gotten so far.  They`re not letting anyone see him yet," Sebring said.

Sebring and other family members are being denied access to Cantrell because he is considered a suspect in the case.

Police say Cantrell was shot multiple times by his intended victim.

Investigators believe Cantrell was shot in self-defense.

Police say Cantrell has a lengthy criminal record with a history of armed robbery and weapons violations.

"Right now, everybody is upset and grieving and everything.  We really don`t know the full details about everything," Sebring said.

This incident wasn't the only shooting Tuesday night. Police are also investigating an incident in which five juveniles suffered gunshot wounds after a shotgun went off in the basement of a home near Locust and N. 28th Street.

"The police are still investigating how these five young people got possession of this shotgun," Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said.

Mayor Barrett on Wednesday offered stern words for gun owners after police revealed the victims, who range in age from 11 to 17 handled the weapon when it discharged.

"If you have a gun, put it in a safe place," Mayor Barrett said.

We're told the five victims in this case sustained non life-threatening gunshot wounds to the legs.

A third shooting Tuesday during an armed robbery near 16th and Locust is also under investigation at this time.