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'It’s violence killing us': Residents say enough is enough after 5-year-old wounded in road rage

Posted at 9:52 PM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 00:12:08-04

Surveillance video of a road rage incident shows a man shooting at a silver vehicle with a 5-year-old in the back seat of the car.

A silver vehicle turns onto 44th and Keefe and slows down because of a pothole. The suspect was driving a green van and pulls up to the side of the silver vehicle. That's when an argument occurs. The silver car drives away with the 5-year-old in the back seat. The suspect then pulls out a gun and fires multiple shots at the silver vehicle.

Lawrence Wyatt Sr. heard the gunfire and said these senseless shootings have to stop.

"It hurts! I heard all four shots, pop, pop, pop, pop! I came out and I didn’t see nothing but a car from one end shooting somebody at the other end, young folks," said Wyatt Sr.

Police said the 5-year-old was the only passenger in the vehicle. She was grazed and wounded by the bullet in the back of her leg. The 5-year-old was taken to the hospital, treated and released.

A 35-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested in connection with the shooting Thursday night.

"It’s violence killing us! That stuff that is nonsense like, at the end of the day, everyone should be able to walk away, our kids should be able to ride in the car safe with us," said Roshendia Brister.

The shooting happened blocks away from where 3-year-old Brooklyn Harris was shot and killed in an alleged road rage incident

Locals say enough is enough.

"It hurts my heart for an innocent little baby to get shot, again, we are sick and tired of hearing this," said resident Dale Johnson.

"It’s violence killing us! That stuff that is nonsense like, at the end of the day, everyone should be able to walk away, our kids should be able to ride in the car safe with us." — Roshendia Brister

Police are urging the public to put down the guns, for the sake of our children.

"I implore the community to use restraint. Once again, this is a traffic incident and we have gunfire erupting," said Capt. Willie Murphy.