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Woman killed, teenager hospitalized when car swerves to avoid gunfire and crashes

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Posted at 3:13 PM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 16:45:43-04

MILWAUKEE -- One person was killed and another was hospitalized when police say a driver swerved to avoid gunfire and crashed into another car Sunday afternoon.

It happened around W. Nash St. and W. Appleton Ave. in Milwaukee at about 12:30 p.m., police say. That's when the driver of a car who was being shot at swerved to avoid the bullets and crashed into another car, which then hit a tree.

A woman in her 60s, who was driving that other car, was killed, according to police. A teenage passenger was taken to Children's Hospital.

The driver of the car that caused the crash is already in police custody and is awaiting charges.

There's no word yet on who may have fired the gun shots.

Check back often for updates on this developing story.

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