Lavelle Felton was shot on Wednesday, but now Lavelle Felton has succumbed to his injuries. The murder of Lavelle Felton is now an ongoing case for Milwaukee area police, and brings a tragic end to the life of the Milwaukee basketball player. Lavelle Felton was home for a break when he went to a gas station early on Wednesday, only to be caught up in something that is being referred to as more gang violence in the area. The shooting seems so senseless, and the death of Lavelle Felton has robbed a community of someone that was just in the wrong place at the wrong time when gang violence allegedly reared its ugly head once again.
Lavelle Felton plays basketball overseas in Germany, where he helped his team reach the Bundesliga playoffs in Germany’s top basketball league. He was on a break from playing basketball for them, and back visiting family in Milwaukee. Felton was set to head back to Germany to begin playing again, but now his family is being forced to plan his funeral instead. Family members and friends talked to local news (WISN) about how he stayed close with his roots, even while playing overseas basketball, and now a senseless crime has robbed him of his life. Now the investigation is ongoing, but it could be a while before authorities are able to pin down the guilty parties in this case.
On early Wednesday morning, the Milwaukee Madison High School basketball star was at a gas station near 35th Street and Lloyd streets in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While he was there some shooting started between parties unrelated to Felton, and according to his stepfather, someone snuck up on the car and shot him at close range. It is such a senseless crime, and is another instance of violence that has taken the life of an innocent bystander in the area. No arrests have been made in the case, and Milwaukee area police are asking anyone with information to call their hotline at 414-935-7360.
Countless comments on local Milwaukee news sites are pointing to gang violence running rampant in the area where Felton was shot, and many are saying that this area of Milwaukee has become one to avoid because of gang violence. This comes from people that live in the area, but isn’t a statement from police or anyone in authority, so take that as simply what it is, a community grieving for the loss of one of their sons, all in a senseless act. The guilty parties in this crime definitely need to be punished for what took place, and someone out there know who this murdered is in Milwaukee. It’s a very sad event that has taken place here, and hopefully Milwaukee area police are able to get to the bottom of this crime.
Source: WISN News