MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee Housing Authority worker was injured in a Tuesday morning shooting during an attempted carjacking, according to officials.
The shooting happened just after 10:00 a.m. Tuesday near N. 48th St. and W. Fairmount Ave., according to a news release from police.
Police say the victim was in her car when an armed suspect approached with a gun. The worker drove off and the suspect shot at her as she drove away, leaving her with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to a statement from members of the Common Council, the housing inspector was on the job during the incident.
"No one should have to fear for their life while at their place of work, and we vehemently denounce this act of violence aimed at a public servant who was working to improve her community," members of the Common Council said in a statement. "As a Council, we will continue to do everything we can to ensure that City employees are safe while in neighborhoods performing their necessary duties. We are fortunate to have so many dedicated and passionate workers in the field every day, and they deserve to feel secure and protected on the job.
The 41-year-old woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Police say they continue to seek an unknown suspect in this shooting.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-Tips or use the P3 Tips App.