MILWAUKEE - There were at least five shootings overnight, and two of them turned deadly. The violence started after 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The first shooting occurred just before 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of 34th and Clybourn, and a 19-year-old man was shot and killed.
Another shooting happened less than an hour later, at 8:15 p.m., on 29th Street near Fond du Lac Avenue. According to Inspector Donald Gaglione with Milwaukee Police, the victim was a 16-year-old boy who was standing on the sidewalk when he was shot. He suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound and is being treated at a local hospital.
Just after 10:00 p.m., police were called to 35th and Burleigh after a report of another shooting. An 18-year-old man was shot and killed, and a 25-year-old man suffered multiple non-life threatening gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital by “unknown suspects.”
The fourth shooting occurred on North Avenue between 40th and 41st just before 1 a.m. A 46-year-old man had just left a tavern and was a passenger in a vehicle that was shot at. He was hit with a bullet, causing a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He is being treated at a local hospital.
Police were called to Teutonia and Good Hope just before 1:30 p.m. for another shooting. A 33-year-old man suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound and is being treated at a local hospital.
“The victim was a passenger in a vehicle that was in the parking lot at this location when the driver of the vehicle the victim was in became involved in an argument with another subject,” Inspector Gaglione said.
The victim got out of the car to see what was going on and someone started firing shots. The suspect fled in a car, but police say they know where that vehicle is located and are looking for the suspect.
The shootings add to two violent months in Milwaukee, and police and city leaders have both called for things to change. All cases are currently under investigation.