Reckless shooting sparks call for help from northwest side alderwoman

Posted at 1:03 PM, Oct 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-13 14:07:23-04

MILWAUKEE -- A reckless shooting outside of a northwest side tavern has the alderwoman who represents the neighborhood calling on the public to help investigators catch the trigger man. 

"This sort of activity is not only disheartening, but disgusting," said Ald. Chantia Lewis. 

Lewis held a news conference along with the Milwaukee Police Department on Friday at City Hall. 

She said she's troubled by surveillance video showing a man outside of Brett's Farmhouse, near 60th and Good Hope, pulling a rifle out of a vehicle's trunk and firing shots into the air. 

It happened October 1st around 1:30 a.m. 

Asst. Chief James Harpole, of the Milwaukee Police Department, said officers believe the suspect was battering a woman when a different man fired a handgun into the air. 

According to MPD, the suspect in the video then seized the rifle and fired shots into the air in retaliation. 

"Those bullets have to go somewhere, and when you're firing that gun - even firing into the air - those bullets are going to come down eventually," the Assistant Chief said. 

That's why MPD is calling on the public for help identifying the suspect. 

"The hope is, with this high quality video, that someone will recognize these individuals," Harpole said. 

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