MPD: 2 hurt after double shooting possibly linked to road rage incident

MPD: 2 hurt after double shooting possibly linked to road rage incident

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police are investigating a double shooting that injured two people on Milwaukee's north side Sunday afternoon.

Officials said the incident took place around 3:45 p.m. Sunday at the 4800 block of W. Villard Avenue.

Two victims, a 21-year-old and a 27-year-old, were shot and transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police believe the shooting may be linked to a road rage incident.

"Year to date, we have seen a rise in some road rage incidents, particularly non-fatal shooting road rages," said Milwaukee Police Sgt. Efrain Cornejo. "There’s been seven compared to the same time last year."

Cornejo told CBS 58 News that this time last year, four non-fatal shooting road rages were reported.

In addition, Cornejo said MPD reported there were 39 incidents of non-fatal shootings last year; whereas in 2022, there were 37 incidents reported. MPD also reported five road rage homicides in 2022 and a decrease in 2023 of one reported incident.

When driving, Cornejo said it's best not to engage in confrontational or aggressive behavior.

"We want the roads to be safe for everyone...whether that’s a pedestrian, bicyclist or another motorist,” Cornejo said. "We also need help from our community, if people are aware that someone is engaged in that behavior, you know, talk to your loved one, to your friend about the danger of reckless driving."

Police are still looking for the suspect(s) in connection to this incident.

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