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City garbage truck hit by gunfire near 19th and Locust, alderman urges workers to stay safe

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A city garbage truck was hit by gunfire Tuesday morning near 19th and W. Locust Streets around 9:15 a.m. 

Thankfully, no one was hurt in the incident. 

According to Alderman Bob Donovan, a bullet struck the cab of a garbage truck while a crew was out working. 

"It's a sad state of affairs when you got city garbage crews who find it necessary dodging bullets to conduct their business," said Donovan, 8th district alderman.

Neighbors who live in the area told CBS 58 news that they did not hear a gunshot. 

"I noticed there was a lot of police in the area sitting at the corner riding around," said one neighbor. 

Alderman Bob Donovan is reminding all city workers to be cautious. 

"Just be safe, look over your shoulder be aware of your surroundings. I hate to have to say that this is the world we seem to live in 2019," said Donovan.

Milwaukee Police Department is investigating. If you have any information call (414) 935-7360.

City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works released this statement. 

This morning’s incident was alarming and we are grateful no one was hurt. The safety of our city workers is of the utmost concern. The Department of Public Works is cooperating with the Milwaukee Police Department to investigate this morning’s incident and we urge anyone with information on this incident to contact MPD.
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