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2 teens injured in shooting near 47th and Capitol

Posted at 8:46 PM, May 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-24 14:11:56-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police Department responded to a shooting that took place in the 4000 block of N. 47th Street on Sunday afternoon. Neighbors said the shooting happened right after 3pm.

There were two victims in the shooting, a 13-year-old Milwaukee male and a 15-year-old Milwaukee male. Both were transported to a local hospital for treatment for non-life threatening gunshot injuries. No arrests have been made and the circumstances are still under investigation.

Video of the shooting from a ring doorbell camera was posted on social media, showing shots fired at a red Kia van. Multiple people can be seen running from the van. Neighbors describe several teens fleeing the scene.

Kia Van with bullet holes, 47th and Capitol Shooting

David Coleman lives on the block where the shooting happened and said he heard about seven or eight shots.

"My niece's grandkids almost got shot 'cause they were shooting back down the street toward little kids," Coleman said.

"It's getting pretty bad here in Milwaukee. It needs to stop... They need to put the guns down, but they also need something for the young kids to do here in Milwaukee. There's nothing to do. It's too dangerous."

TMJ4 is taking a closer look at the violence in Milwaukee. From the beginning of this year to May 19, non-fatal shootings were up 100% from that same time period last year.

Non-fatal shootings Jan 1-May 19

13-year-old Damani leaves down the street from where Sunday's shooting took place. He described what it's like to have the violence hit so close to home.

"It's like frightening to hear all them shots go off... I ducked down and ran downstairs," Damani said.

He also shared a message for other teens. He said, "Be safe. Don't be getting in any stolen cars because people might chase after you and shoot you."

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