Three dead in Milwaukee following fatal crash, shooting

April 14th, 2015 by Staff

The incident occurred at approximately 5 pm Sunday.

( MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Milwaukee police say three people are dead in connection with an incident that began as a fatal accident and turned into a double shooting.

It happened in the 4600 block of N. 48th Street on Sunday, April 12th just after 5:00 pm. Police had much of Wahl Park blocked off as they worked the scene.

Police say an initial investigation has revealed a two-year-old child ran into the street and was struck by a vehicle.
The 41-year-old man who was driving remained at the scene.

Police say the driver and a 15-year-old boy were then shot. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The 15-year-old boy was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries. Police say he died during surgery.

No one is in custody.

A FOX6 News crew on scene reported many in the area overcome with emotion. Neighbors say the home police were focusing on on 48th Street was busy all day.

“I was shooting golf balls and I was watching the little child playing with his lawn mower — like cutting the grass. My grand kids were telling me that I left just before all of this happened,” a neighbor said.

Milwaukee Alderman Joe Davis says he was called out to the scene.

“As a city official and as someone who represents neighborhoods, these are things that we don’t like to get a call for. These are the types of things that make neighborhoods very unstable, and good people who are in the neighborhood are very much impacted for the rest of their lives — especially the families that have tried to do the right thing in such a tragic incident.

I know that the people in that house may have been very, very upset about the incident — the vehicular incident that occurred, but you don’t solve these types of things with guns, and start shooting and taking other people’s lives. Today is not a good day for the city of Milwaukee — when an infant can lose his life, and then someone, a Good Samaritan tries to do the right thing and then all of a sudden a tragedy occurs,” Alderman Davis said.

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