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4 years ago

Two Shot by Suspect Armed With Semi-Automatic Rifle

Just one day after testifying before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on practical solutions to reduce gun violence in our communities, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn briefs the media on the arrest of a 41-year-old man believed responsible for shooting two people with a Chinese made assault-style weapon.  The shooting happened shortly after 2:00 p.m. in the 2800 block of W. Atkinson Avenue.  Plain-clothes officers in the area saw the suspect get out of his SUV while armed with the rifle and then shoot into a crowd of people on the street.  Bullets struck at least two victims, a 30-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman.  The suspect returned to his car after firing the rounds and drove away.  Officers called followed the suspect while other squads responded to assist.  When the suspect realized officers were following him he abandoned his SUV and ran, however he was quickly arrested in the 3900 block of N. 25th Street.  Suspect has a lengthy arrest record with the Milwaukee Police Department. The two victims were transported to a local hospital where they are being treated for their injuries.

 
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