Milwaukee police respond to three shootings in three hours, two fatal

Posted at 3:45 PM, Jun 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-08 23:43:05-04

Milwaukee authorities responded to three shootings—two of them fatal—on the city’s north side Thursday in the span of three hours.

The series of shootings started just before 2 p.m. at 19th Street and Capitol Drive.

"I woke up by gunfire," said Blanch, a neighbor who did not want to give her last name.

Neighbors say a man known for fixing cars in the area got into some sort of a confrontation on the sidewalk. The 54-year-old was shot in front of their fence and ran away. He collapsed in the alley and died.

"It was sad. He's a mechanic around here. He fixes everybody's car," Blanch said.

An hour later an argument inside a home near 55th Street and Green Tree Road ended in gunfire. Police say two men were fighting inside the duplex and a 39-year-old man was killed.

Neighbors say it was at least the second loud argument they heard at the home this week.

"I was sitting on the porch the other it was a lot of aggressive noise and I was like, ‘I hope nothing pop off' so I just went in. I didn't think nothing like that was going to happen," said Tiffany Meridith.

The violent afternoon continued just blocks from the first shooting.

"It is a little scary," said Ebony Elmore, whose mother lives nearby.

Police say a 55-year-old man was shot during a fight between family members at 23rd and Nash Streets. The victim is expected to survive.

Milwaukee police are still looking for the suspects in all the shootings.