MILWAUKEE (April 13, 2015) — Three people are dead following an incident in Milwaukee that began as a fatal accident and turned into a double shooting.
According to WITI, a two-year-old child ran into the street and was struck by a vehicle Sunday afternoon. The driver of the vehicle was a 41-year-old man. He stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. He had a 15-year-old passenger with him.
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.
Then seemingly out of nowhere, someone shot the driver and his passenger were shot. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger was taken to the hospital and died in surgery.
Police have not identified the shooter at this time.
WITI spoke with Milwaukee city official Joe Davis who 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.”