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Mother of Milwaukee road rage shooting victim says her daughter was passing by and hit by a stray bullet

Posted at 7:55 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 23:08:42-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police are searching for the person who shot and killed a 23-year-old connected to a road rage incident. A woman, who identified herself as the mother of the victim, says her daughter was caught in the crossfire as she drove by.

Debris marks what’s left of a car crash that is connected to a road rage shooting, according to Milwaukee Police. Gao Nou Yang, a nearby neighbor, say around 10:30 p.m. Sunday she heard gunfire.

“There was a bunch of shooting,” said Yang. “I didn’t think much of it until I looked out the window to see flashing lights.”

Milwaukee Police say a 23 year old woman was killed after being shot at Silver Spring Drive and Fond Du Lac. The mother of victim stopped by the scene. She told TMJ4 News there was a crash between two vehicles and her daughter was not involved. She says her daughter was shot as she drove by the crash when someone pulled out a gun from one of those cars and started firing.

Upsetting news for neighbors to hear.

“It’s not good at all so I don’t like it,” said Peterson Yang.

People who regularly travel in the area say they are sick of the impatient drivers.

“A lot of people are in a hurry to go no where. They figured you are in their way to go no where,” said Cecilia Hubbard.

This year Milwaukee looks to be on pace to have a record year for reckless driving charges. So far have been 298 reckless driving charges filed and there is still 5 months left of the year. Last year, there was a total of 361.

“They don’t have respect for the roads they don’t have respect for others,” said Kenneth Evans, who regularly goes to his doctor near Silver Spring and Fond Du Lac.

Milwaukee Police are searching for the suspect. They ask anyone who might have seen anything Sunday night near Silver Spring and Fond Du Lac should call 414-935-7360 or make an anonymous tip to CrimeStoppers by calling 414-224-TIPS.

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