MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police said they are investigating after three people were shot at Brownstone Social Lounge Thursday night.
Officials said the shooting happened shortly before 10 p.m. When police arrived, they found a 31-year-old woman and two 23-year-old men who had been shot.
All three were taken to the hospital for treatment. The woman eventually died from her injuries, but the two men are expected to survive.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner identified the woman was Krystal Tucker.
According to a post from Brownstone Social Lounge, the three people shot were employees.
The shooting happened when the shooter wasn't allowed to enter the lounge. Brownstone said they restrict access to only people over the age of 27.
Now, because of the incident, Brownstone has decided to close and give its staff time to grieve and remember the colleague they lost. According to a representative at the lounge, they will be offering grief counseling to everyone needing assistance.
They have no plans to open for Super Bowl Sunday.
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“In respect for the lost of life of one of the Brownstone family Brownstone will be closed to allow its staff to grieve and remembered their colleague. We will offer grief counseling to all those who are seeking some assistance.”
"Completely unexpected. We are currently just leaning all on each other at this moment to make sure we can get through this really tough time," said Jona Moore, general manager at Brownstone Social Lounge.
Moore said their team is a family.
"We've never had any issues here at this establishment in the four years that we've been open. So for this to be the first incident to take place and it to be this tragic, it's very hard for all of us," Moore said.
She went on to say they work hard to create a safe and mature space for young professionals, so much so, they restrict entry to anyone under the age of 27. Customers stressed they always feel welcomed and safe when they visit.
Moore, customers, and many on social media spoke glowingly about Tucker.
"It is very hard to accept the fact that she's gone. She will truly, truly be missed. Words can't describe her spirit, her energy, her love, her smile," Moore said.
"Every time you see her hugs. Hey, how you doing? Good to see you. Just a very good vibe," said Strawder.
"She had a welcoming spirit. She was very sweet," White said.
Moore said the two other victims are back home and recovering. Customers stressed they always considered the lounge a safe place to relax and they were stunned to hear about the shooting.
"I was lost for words. Couldn't understand because it's not that type of environment. It's always an older crowd everyone's respectful," said Strawder.
Milwaukee police said they are seeking an unknown suspect. If you have any information on this incident, contact the Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.