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Man shot and killed at Smith and Howell in Bay View

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Posted at 11:39 AM, Apr 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-08 17:53:57-04

MILWAUKEE — A man was shot and killed in Bay View Friday morning, according to Milwaukee Police.

It happened around 10:25 a.m. near East Smith Street and South Howell Avenue. MPD said the victim is a 58-year-old man and that the circumstances surrounding the shooting are still under investigation.

People who live near the scene said they heard multiple bangs that sounded like gunshots.

"I heard a pop pop pop and you could tell it's gunshots, because we be hearing them around here all the time," said Edward Nichols.

Police were focused on a red car that had its driver-side window shattered.

One woman said she came out after she heard the loud bangs.

"There was a lady and a man with a dog walking up and she was screaming, went into the QP and she said call '911 my phone's not working,'" Tanya Plevak said.

Plevak added that a man sat with the victim until paramedics showed up. Another neighbor said he saw police set up a perimeter, but was surprised when he got back to his apartment building nearby.

"I get back here and the inside is just swarming with cops. Somebody in there that's either connected or knows something who knows," Nichols said.

Authorities have not identified the victim. People in the area recognized him as a neighbor.

"Didn't seem like a troublemaker, loudmouth, or anything. He was quiet to himself. You'd see him walk his dog. Nice neighbor," Plevak said.

As police work to solve this latest homicide, people we talked with are worried.

"It's sad. It's really sad. It's getting pretty dangerous around here. There's high-speed chases that go on right here and accidents all the time," Plevak said.

"It's gotten very rough down here. We need the police around very badly," Nichols said.

If you have any information about this shooting, contact Milwaukee police at 414-935-7232 or Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.

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