Milwaukee Memorial Day shootings leave 1 dead, 6 injured

Posted at 8:37 AM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 09:43:26-04

MILWAUKEE – Seven different shootings leave one person dead and six injured in Milwaukee on Memorial Day this year, Milwaukee Police say.

A 21-year-old man was killed in a shooting in Kern Park in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood. A 17-year-old boy, two 18-year-old men, a 19-year-old woman, a 32-year-old woman, and a 41-year-old man were injured in shootings in various areas of the city -- between 10:15 a.m. through 8:15 p.m. Monday. 

Police say the first shooting occurred around about 10:15 a.m. when a 19 year-old woman was walking with a friend in the area of 8500 N. Servite Drive when an unknown suspect fired a gunshot from an unknown location. The teen was injured with a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital by a friend. She is expected to survive her injury. Police are still looking for an unknown suspect.

The second shooting occurred around 12:10 p.m. and injured an 18-year-old man. Police say he was walking in the area of 100 E. Ring when a suspect fired several gunshots at him. He was injured and was taken to an area hospital and is expected to survive. Police are also looking for an unknown suspect in this incident.

Roughly, thirty minutes later, Milwaukee police report a 17-year-old  boy became involved in a confrontation with two people in the 2800 block of N. 38th Street. During the confrontation, one of the subjects retrieved a gun and shot him. The victim was conveyed to a local hospital where he is being treated for a non-life threatening gunshot injury. He is expected to survive. The suspect or suspects  are also unknown at this time.

At about 1:30 pm, witnesses told police a 21-year-old man collapsed after exiting a vehicle and running a short distance in Kern Park. Milwaukee police discovered that the victim was suffering from a serious gunshot wound and was unresponsive. MFD administered life support efforts, but he died from his injuries. Police are still looking for the suspects.

A half hour later, a 41-year-old man was wounded when he was shot while walking in the area of W. Cleveland Avenue. He told Milwaukee Police he heard several gunshots being fired, felt pain and realized that he was shot. He was transferred to a hospital and is expected to survive. Police are still looking for the suspects.

At about 5:30 p.m. police say an 18-year-old man became involved in a dispute with another person that quickly escalated into a physical fight in the 6900 block of W. Fiebrantz. After the fight, the teen was driving away in a vehicle when the suspect fired gunshots at him. He was struck by the gunfire and stopped his car in the 7300 block of W. Capitol Dr. He was treated by MFD and conveyed to a local hospital. He is expected to survive his injuries. The suspect or suspects is unknown at this time.

The seventh shooting occurred around  8:15 p.m. in the 1400 block of N. 39th Street. Police say a couple had been arguing off and on throughout the day. The argument escalated and a man got a gun and shot his girlfriend. The 32-year-old woman received a non-life threatening gunshot injury and was taken to the hospital. Police are still looking for the suspect.