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Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: Gunfire nearly kills 2 strangers near Fairmount and Hopkins

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Random gunfire nearly killed two strangers in two different places at the same time.

It was the middle of the day on Nov. 26.

A 19-year-old woman was driving down the 3900 block of W. Fairmount. At the same time, a 47-year-old woman was in her house. Suddenly, both women who don't know each other were both shot in the back.

No one knows where the bullets came from or why they were flying. The only evidence left behind are two bullet casings. 

"This isn't the first case we've profiled on Crime Stoppers that involved shots being fired in an urban environment, and people who have nothing to do with it are getting hit," said MPD Captain Craig Sarnow. "We've seen this play out in our community far too often. In this case, we have a 19-year-old who is driving and a person who is in their house -- the one place you should feel safe. This type of behavior is unacceptable and that's why we need the public's help."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS. Your call is anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could get up to a $1,000 reward.

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