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Milwaukee Police investigate four overnight shootings

Posted at 12:53 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 13:53:24-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police are searching for suspects after four unrelated overnight shootings on the city's north side.

The first shooting happened in the 5000 block of North 20th Street at around 9:30 p.m. on June 8th. Police say an 18-year-old was shot and rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Then, at around 1:50 a.m., Milwaukee Police responded to the J&M Quick Mart located near Appleton and Hampton Avenues.

Surveillance video obtained by TMJ4 News shows the moment someone opened fire on a 25-year-old man in the busy gas station's parking lot. Police say the person shot is expected to fully recover. They are still searching for a suspect.

Less than an hour later, a third shooting took place just down the road at a gas station located on the corner of Appleton Avenue and Center Street.

Police say a 36-year-old man was shot after being involved in an argument with an unknown suspect. Police say the person shot was seriously injured and was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Investigators are also searching for a suspect after a 25-year-old man was shot and seriously injured at around 2:50 a.m. in the 4800 block of North Teutonia Ave. That man is also in the hospital recovering.

Police say none of these shootings are related.

Saeed Sagikh, who owns J&M Quick Mart where the shooting happened at around 1:50 a.m., said he has been concerned about the presence of drug dealers and criminal activity during overnight hours.

"I hired security. I have one security inside and one armed security outside to protect my customers and my business," said Sagikh. "I would like to request that the city increases the patrolling and the policing in order to protect our neighbors, my workers and the community of course."

Neighbors in the area are also concerned about the overnight violence.

"Police are trying. I think they’re trying the best they can but they can’t be everywhere," said Walter Marks, who moved to the area three years ago.

Marks said he fears violence may be getting worse in the area, and he said it's up to the entire community to come together to try and figure out what's happening.

"It still concerns me about whats going on. Not just for me but for the families and the victims of the violence," said Marks.

If anyone has any information regarding these incidents please call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360 or Milwaukee Crime Stoppers 414-224-TIPS.

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