At 9:40pm, on Monday, July 9, 2018, two shooting victims arrived at a local hospital seeking treatment for non-life threatening gunshot injuries. The investigation revealed that both victims, a 28 year old male and a 23 year old male, were traveling together in a vehicle when a suspect in another vehicle fired multiple gunshots at the victims. Both the driver and a passenger in the vehicle were struck by the gunfire as they were driving in the 1400 block of W. Locust.
Bullets also struck the outer brick wall of the Milwaukee Fire House – Engine 30. The bullets did not penetrate the brick wall and caused minor damage. No firefighters were injured.
After being shot, the victim continued to drive his vehicle West on Locust. At Sherman Boulevard the driver disregarded a red light and collided with another vehicle that was traveling North on Sherman Boulevard. As both vehicles became disabled from the collision, the two shooting victims exited their vehicle and received a ride to a local hospital by a citizen who witnessed the accident.
Both victims are expected to survive their gunshot injuries. MPD continues to investigate the shooting and search for suspects.
Two citizens driving the second vehicle received minor injuries from the accident. They were both conveyed to a local hospital and treated.