Man shot near 50th and Center after honking at car

NOW: Man shot near 50th and Center after honking at car


Updated: 4:37 p.m. on November 14, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- It’s the latest road rage incident in Milwaukee -- a man was shot after honking his horn because of a vehicle stopped in his path.

“It’s just getting ridiculous.”

Early Thursday Nov. 14, a 36-year-old man was shot just near 50th and Center after honking his horn at another car.

Milwaukee police say just after midnight the man was driving on Center Street when he came upon a car blocking the road, the driver speaking to someone outside.

That’s when the man honked his horn at the car, and according to police, the suspect shot him in the arm.

One neighbor says she had her own scare on the roads earlier today.

“I was in the back of them. And I honked at them to give them the indication that the light was green, and they waved the gun out through the sunroof window and just got to waving it around,” said Dewanda Wright.

The man was taken to a local hospital for his injuries.

Police are still looking for the suspect.

But those we spoke with say this is too common in Milwaukee.

“You have to think for others, because everyone isn’t as sane as you are,” said Jalisa Martin. 

“It’s just crazy, so yes, now I will think twice about honking my horn at a stopped vehicle at the light,” said Wright.

We spoke to a driving school that says this type of road rage is something they teach, should students find themselves in a similar situation.

“Just give them space, but you definitely don’t want to honk your horn, or make eye contact because you never know how far someone is going to go when they’re upset,” said Jeremy Cain, the General Manager at Crash Course Driving School.

Jeremy from Crash Course says if you ever find yourself in a road rage situation, you should never drive home, and do not stop. Instead, drive straight to a police station.

The Milwaukee Police Department is asking anyone with information about this shooting to contact them or Milwaukee Crime Stoppers.


Updated: 6:32 a.m. on November 14, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee Police say a 36-year-old man was shot around 12:13 a.m. on Wednesday.

The shooting happened near 50th and Center. 

Authorities say the man was driving in his car when he encountered another car blocking the road. The driver of the car blocking the road was talking with someone standing outside of the car.

The victim honked his horn and the driver of the car blocking the road shot the man in the arm. The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay.

MPD is searching for the suspect. Police ask anyone with information to call 414-935-7360 or call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.


Posted: 5:17 a.m. on November 14, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A 37-year-old man was hurt in a shooting overnight.

Police say it happened near 50th and Center.

The man is expected to be okay. Police are investigating what led up to the incident.

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