Milwaukee shooting injures infant, other victim

Posted at 6:11 PM, Apr 19, 2016

MILWAUKEE - A warm, pleasant evening was interrupted by gunfire on the north side on Monday. A 23 year- old-woman and her infant nephew were hit and spent the day in the hospital.  TODAY'S TMJ4 spoke with the woman's mother as she made her way to the hospital. She tells us she had a bad feeling Monday night and was about to call for her daughter to come inside with the children, but it was too late.

Monday night, Richards and Concordia Streets were filled with little ones playing outdoors. Around 8:30 p.m., shots rang out as the 23 year-old woman, her children, and her one year-old nephew were making their way inside.

"It’s sad, you know, for the one year-old, I mean, people talk about take away the guns and all that, but that’ll never happen because there’s too many out here," said Will Smith, neighbor.

The 23 year-old woman was shot in the leg with a bullet lodged behind her knee. The baby's wound is less severe, and less than 24-hours later, he was released from the hospital. The block is no stranger to violence. Memorials are up just a few doors down to honor prior shooting victims.

"It’s sad every time you walk away from somebody, you got to say be safe. Them words mean that it’s dangerous, you know what I mean?” questioned Smith.

People on the block are upset with this latest act of violence. One woman we spoke with said she was on her way to the store to purchase a get well card.  She's hoping to have neighbors sign it, and then drop it off at the hospital for the victim and her family.