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Family, neighbors speak out after 14-year-old shot on porch near 36th and National

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Police are looking for the suspects who shot two people, including a 14-year-old girl, on a porch in Milwaukee.

"I think right now because it's all so fresh that there are a lot of emotions going around right now," said the 14-year-old victim's stepmom.

It was Monday evening around 7:30 p.m. that two male suspects opened fire on a group of teenagers who were sitting on their front porch.

"We were just hanging out on the porch and all of a sudden you hear it," said the victim.

The victim says both suspects were armed and came out of an alley near 36th and National. They fired from a distance, hitting a 20-year-old man on the left shoulder and grazing the 14-year-old on the right leg. Neighbors say they heard at least 5 rounds.

"I heard the shots, looked outside, didn't see anything but then Laura came running downstairs to make sure I was okay. Then I knew, I knew there was gunfire," said neighbor Dave Motto.

Dave Motto lives on the bottom of the duplex. He had just sat down for dinner when he heard the shots ring out on his front porch where the teens were gathered.

"All the young kids around here and all the gunfire that's been going on, it's pretty bad," said Motto. 

The 20-year-old victim was taken to the hospital/. Another neighbor is still shaken from the incident. She says her children play in the front yard where some stray bullets hit.

"Bullets, stray bullets kill people all the time and I'd hate for it to be one of our kids. They are not doing nothing, they are just out here playing," said neighbor Jemillah Swain.

Neighbors say they've been looking into starting a neighborhood association and it's become a priority after Monday night's incident.

No one is in custody.

The investigation remains ongoing.


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