PORT WASHINGTON – Police are investigating a shooting in downtown Port Washington that happened just blocks away from the police station.
According to police, the incident occurred just after 10:30 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of N. Franklin Street and E. Main Street.
Port Washington Police confirm an 18-year-old was shot while sitting in his own car. Police say after he was shot, he drove himself to the police station looking for help.
Police’s preliminary investigation reveals the victim was approached by two suspects who told him to get out of his car before shooting at him multiple times. The victim was hit by a least one bullet in the chest before the suspects ran from the scene. That’s when the 18-year-old man then drove himself to the police station. He was later transported to a local hospital then airlifted to a Milwaukee hospital for further treatment.
Police say they don't have any information on the condition of the victim at this time, but they do believe it's an isolated incident and there is no immediate threat to the community.
Police are also still searching for the two suspects involved. They are described by police as two black males in their late teens to early 20’s. Suspect #1 is described as thin build, approximately 5’8’ tall, wearing a gray colored hoodie, armed with a dark colored semi-automatic handgun, possibly with an extended magazine. Suspect #2 is described as being taller than suspect #1, and wearing a black colored hoodie.
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact police.