Man shot and killed in Riverwest early Saturday morning

Posted at 11:25 AM, Nov 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-12 23:14:36-05

Milwaukee Police is investigating an overnight homicide in the Riverwest neighborhood.

It happened around 1 a.m. Saturday morning, near the intersection of Weil Street and Meinecke Avenue.

Police found a 33-year-old man outside his residence suffering from a gunshot wound. The man's neighbor, Randy Steiskal, says he witnessed the entire incident.

"He was gasping for air and he couldn't breathe," Steiskal said. "There was a lot of people there helping, probably a good five people and they took it over from there." 

The man later died at the scene, despite lifesaving efforts of Milwaukee Police and Fire personnel.

Jim Samson lives on the property where the incident occurred and says he doesn't fear for his own safety.

"Because I live on the property and because I am aware of these particular individuals it doesn't seem like it's a random event," Samson said. "I take some solace in that because I don't want to feel that this neighborhood that I've lived in for 15 to 20 years now is one in which there is a sense of fear."

The circumstances that led up to the shooting are still unclear. Milwaukee Police are still investigating the incident and have not released the victim's name.