5 people injured in shooting, officer exchanges gunfire with suspect near 37th and Meinecke

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Police held a press conference Thursday night to say at least five people are hurt after a shooting in Milwaukee, some of them found after an officer fired shots in the area.

It happened just before 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct 7 near 37th and Meinecke.

Police said officers were investigating a property damage complaint and while on scene, they heard multiple gunshots in the area. 

Officers located an armed suspect and gunfire was exchanged. The suspect fled the scene. 

Authorities secured the scene and located four victims at a residence that sustained gunshot injuries. 

The victims are an 18-year-old female, 25-year-old female, a 65-year-old male and a 19-year-old male. They were all transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-fatal injuries and are in stable condition. A fifth shooting victim, a 20-year-old male arrived at a local
hospital. He sustained serious injuries and is in critical condition.

No officers were injured during this incident. A gun was recovered from the scene. 

The officer who exchanged gunfire, a 30-yaer-old man with over four years of service, was placed on administrative duty per department policy. 

An investigation is ongoing. It is not confirmed the officer struck anyone.

Out of an abundance of caution MPD requested the assistance of the Milwaukee Area Investigative Team to investigate this incident. The Oak Creek Police Department will be the lead law enforcement agency in the investigation.

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