MPD: Triple shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 hurt near 51st and Capitol

MPD: Triple shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 hurt near 51st and Capitol

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A triple shooting in Milwaukee left one man dead and two others hurt. 

Police say around 12 p.m. Monday, June 14, three men were in a car when shots were fired and they were subsequently struck. The men drove a few blocks, near 51st and Capitol, and called for help. 

One of the men, a 30-year-old from Milwaukee, sustained fatal injuries. Another 30-year-old Milwaukee man was seriously hurt and a third man, a 26-year-old from Milwaukee, sustained non-life threatening injuries. 

Both men were transported to a local hospital and are in stable condition.

Family gathered near the scene following the shooting. 

“Right now, everybody’s traumatized, everybody is a ticking time bombs, anything can send people over the edge,” said Vaun Mayes, a community activist who was at the scene, supporting the family. “Our community, our people, need continuous support.”

People who live in the area say the violence is scary but not surprising.

“It’s been going the same trend as the rest of the city,” said Dwayne, who lives nearby and did not provide his last name. “At one time this wasn’t something you’d see in this area but it’s starting to become more typical.”

The circumstances leading up to the shooting are under investigation.

Milwaukee police continue to seek unknown suspects. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at (414) 935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips App to remain anonymous.

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