Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: Separate Milwaukee shootings linked by bullet casings
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Two shootings in Milwaukee happened at separate times and on different days, but they're connected by gun casings.
The first shooting happened on Dec. 10, near 66th and Silver Spring, a 32-year-old was confronted by three suspects. One of them shot him; only one nine millimeter casing was left behind.
The second shooting happened on Christmas Eve, near 14th and Keefe. Police say a family was parking their car at home when the same suspects from the first shooting surrendered the car, and fired shots while kids were inside. The grandmother who was in the driver's seat was shot and again only one gun casing was left behind.
Both bullet casings from both shootings came from the same gun.
"Now we have a group of suspects out there committing violent acts and now we can link these two incidents together based on that casing, based on that projectile that was left behind which is essentially like a fingerprint," said.
Even though authorities linked the cases, the crimes haven't been solved.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 414-224-8477. If your tip leads to an arrest, you can get up to $1,000 in a reward.