Triple shooting outside Milwaukee bar leaves 1 dead, 2 injured
6:12 PM, Aug 26, 2017
6:21 PM, Aug 26, 2017
MILWAUKEE -- A triple shooting early Saturday morning leaves one person dead and two others hurt. The shooting happened outside a local club near 5th and National.
"It breaks me deep down knowing that this literally happened 50 ft. away from me," Onesimo Murillo said.
"I don't know any reason why this happened," he continued.
Murillo said he watched the entire altercation unfold. According to Murillo, a fight broke out inside Kana Mojito Club and eventually spilled outside. It started as a verbal altercation then led to blows. The next thing Murillo said he saw was a group of men outside and one holding a gun.
"Right when I heard the gunshots go off I immediately just started running for my friend LaLo," Murilla said.
"We were trying to get out of there at that point," he continued.
According to police, three people were shot just before 2am Saturday morning. A 23-year-old man was killed, another man sustained serious injury, and a 23-year-old woman was also shot. The incident left most in the area with varying degrees of concern.
"I don't think anybody's shown any signs of fear," Michael Guardalabene, manager at Fuel Café, said.
"Everybody's been okay so far," Guardalabene continued.
However, Gary Olson, General Manager of Hamburger Mary's, and his staff don't quite share Guardalabene's sentiments.
"Of course it makes our employees a little skittish," Olson said.
"Probably makes our guest sometime a little bit skittish [too]," he continued.
Despite being a little unnerved Olson said he and his staff are prepared to move forward. He said he's praying for the victims and their families, but he refuses to live in constant fear because of one senseless act of violence.
"It's business as usual. It has to be," Olson said.
"We've got to keep going, we're not going to let something like this defeat us," he continued.
According to police, there is no suspect in custody, but the department is working to confirm as much information as they can.