Police call for public's help after violent night in Milwaukee, including double shooting in Third Ward
eight shootings across the city that hurt nine people between Tuesday night, Dec. 13 and early Wednesday, Dec. 14.
Milwaukee police say they're investigating all of these shootings Wednesday.
In the 300 block of N. Water, a double shooting took place that sent two people to the hospital, critically injured.
The shooting happened just after 6:30 p.m.
The victims, a 35-year-old man from Keshena, Wisconsin, and a 19-year-old woman from Green Bay, reportedly traveled to Milwaukee Police District 1 building after the shooting, before being transferred to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
There's no word on their current condition.
"At this time, it's still an ongoing investigation. As we all know the challenges of firearm violence in our city is real, we take every incident seriously. There was an unfortunate number of incidents that took place that I've always said is unacceptable," said Chief Jeffrey Norman, Milwaukee Police Department.
Police investigated a silver Chevy sedan found off State Street with broken glass on the ground near the rear window and a Menominee tribe license plate. It's not clear if the window was shot out of.
Police are also asking for individuals to do their part to prevent gun violence.
"Be able to intervene in a proper mediating conflict resolution manner, where they're allowing situations to get out of hand and have a firearm being used... unacceptable on all levels, so it's still an ongoing, but we're taking this very seriously, just like every other shooting we dealt with last night," said Chief Norman.
Anyone with any information on any incident is asked to call MPD.