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Shooting near 65th and Congress surprises residents

Posted: 12:53 PM, Mar 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-13 14:13:25-04
Shooting Tuesday night at 65th and Congress

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police say the man shot and killed near 65th and Congress on Tuesday night appeared to have broken into the home and stolen items.

Someone living at the residence returned home while the man was still there and shot the 37-year-old, police say.

The shooter then ran from the scene, and the homeowner called police. Despite life-saving efforts, the 37-year-old passed away.

The shooting came as a surprise to residents in the area.

"Just shocked," Sheila Adams said. "Wondering what's going on. The neighborhood, as long as I lived here, has been very decent."

Adams says her neighbor has lived in the area for several decades and is well-respected.

"A nice neighbor," Adams said. "Glad to have him for a neighbor. Nice to live on a block where your neighbors are friendly and nice people all around."

"Wondering what's going on. The neighborhood, as long as I lived here, has been very decent." — Sheila Adams

Neighbors say the homeowner has had various people who stay at the home. But Adams believes this is an isolated incident so she's not terribly concerned.

"Never have seen (a shooting)," Adams said. "Never heard of one certainly not on my block. I was just very shocked to hear such a thing was going on."

Police are continuing to investigate and are searching for a named suspect.