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Witness recalls frightening shootout and head-on crash on residential street in Milwaukee

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Posted at 5:46 AM, Mar 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 06:09:39-04

MILWAKEE — People inside two cars shot at each other before the cars collided Sunday night, sending multiple people to hospitals with injuries from the gunfire and crash.

7 people in custody, 4 injured following shooting, crash

Seven people were taken into custody in connection to the shooting, Milwaukee police said in a statement, and three of them are minors.

Police said an 18-year-old woman, as well a 15-year-old boy, three 18-year-old men, a 17-year-old boy, and a 20-year-old man were taken into custody.

Milwaukee police said an 18-year-old man was shot near 77th and Lisbon around 6:23 p.m. According to police, he was the only person injured by gunfire. Three others were injured by the collision.

Police also found two guns at the scene.

An eyewitness to the shootout and crash says she was driving behind one of the cars involved on her way home from the grocery store.

The witness, who asked not to be named, had just come from a trip to Costco with her mother and daughter on Sunday around 6:30 p.m.

While heading south on 77th to her home, she said a Honda driving recklessly passed them heading in the same direction.

"We're like, oh, that's crazy, just whatever," the witness said.

Then, she noticed another car ahead of them, heading north.

"Then I just see a boy lean over out the car and start doing shots," she said. "Then they just crashed into each other."

She quickly turned onto 78th and went around the block to get to her home.

Working in the medical field, she said her first instinct was to rush to the aid of the victims. But, she said her partner told her to stay away out of concern that some of the people had guns.

"[I'm] just shocked. Really scary. I just want better. It was safe growing up here. My daughter plays in the front yard. I just want more patrol to come down," the witness said.

Police said criminal charges will be reviewed by the district attorney's office.

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