MILWAUKEE – Two men were taken to a hospital after they were shot in a vehicle – and were involved in a car accident Monday night just before 10 p.m.
According to the Milwaukee Police, a 28-year-old man and a 23-year-old man were driving together on the city’s north side when a suspect in another vehicle fired multiple gunshots at the two.
Both were struck by the gunfire as they were driving in the 1400 block of W. Locust. Police say the gunfire also struck the outer brick wall of the Milwaukee fire house – Engine 30. The bullets did not penetrate the brick wall and only caused minor damage. No firefighters were injured.
After being shot, the driver continued to head west on Locust Street. When he reached Sherman Boulevard, the driver ran a red light and collided with another vehicle that was traveling north on Sherman Boulevard.
Both vehicles became disabled from the collision – the two shooting victims exited their vehicle and received a ride to a local hospital by someone who witnessed the accident.
Both shooting victims are expected to survive their gunshot injuries. The two people in the other car received minor injuries from the accident. They were taken to a hospital and were treated.
Milwaukee Police say they are still investigating the incident and are still searching for the shooting suspects.