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Suspect turns himself in after hit-and-run seriously injures two brothers

Posted at 7:36 PM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 20:36:36-05

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police say a 25-year-old man turned himself in Tuesday afternoon after a hit-and run seriously injured two young brothers.

Police say the crash happened Monday around 4:30 p.m. near Teutonia and Florist. Police say a car sped around a parked bus, hit two boys and took off.

Family of the two boys, Noah and A.J., say they were walking home from the gas station and holding hands to cross the street with their 12-year-old sister when it happened.

"My sister ran from the scene all the way here," said Qiylah Winston, the brother's older sister. "Me, my brother and my step-dad, we all ran out the house over to the scene."

It's hard for her to describe finding her brothers hurt.

"Scary," Winston said. "We were just praying, it was all we could do at that time, pray."

Winston said Noah is in intensive care and A.J. has a broken nose. Milwaukee Police said on Tuesday afternoon the most recent update is the children are in stable condition.

The hit-and-run happened on the same day as the funeral for two little girls who were struck and killed at 22nd and Center last month.

"It just happened to two little girls, their life could have been gone just like that," Winston said.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said he couldn't believe it when he heard the news.

"This is front and center for us to deal with," Mayor Barrett said. "We know it’s a very serious problem and the police department is prepared to take steps to make sure we’re doing everything we can so that kids can be safe."

Winston said her family is staying strong for her brothers.

"We're all just keeping them in our prayers and making sure they know that we're here," Winston said.

Milwaukee Police say they will present charges to the district attorney in the next few days.