Crime Stoppers: Survivor speaks out after brother killed in double shooting near 22nd and Orchard
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Two brothers shot in an alley after they were attacked by strangers. One of them died.
We spoke to the brother that survived, who is urging people to come forward and give his family justice.
Violence had already erupted in the city that weekend and it continued with a wave of shootings on Sunday, July 24. This one happened around 10:30 p.m.
Shots rang out on S. 22nd Street between Orchard and W. Lapham.
The shots came after Alexis Martinez-Castorena, his brother Juan and their cousin were hanging outside of their garage in the alley talking.
Two men and a woman walked by and Juan Martinez says the men started making fun of them. They got into a fight and the men shot both Juan and Alexis.
His 20-year-old brother died later at the hospital. Juan says he didn't want to show his face in our interview but wanted to speak out to urge people to come forward.
"Things are getting out of hand in this city," said Martinez. "I would like for them to be found and justice to be served legally, because this was unfair and devastating. Everyone in the community knows myself and my family stick together and we aren't affiliated with anything illegal. My brother definitely looked out for people around him, he did what he could to help everyone."
"What we are looking for is someone in this neighborhood who hopefully heard this fight or observed this fight and is able to identify one of these people," said Milwaukee Police Detective Curtis Pelczynski.
If you know who killed Alexis Martinez-Castorena or anything about this crime or any other crime, call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-8477. You can also use the P3 Tips app. Both are anonymous, no one will ever know who you are and if your tip leads to an arrest in this case, you get $1,000 cash.