Officials: one dead in double shooting near North and Holton Avenue
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- One person was killed and another was hospitalized after a shooting on the city's north side.
Two people were shot on North Avenue just west of Holton this afternoon. The shooter was in a passing car. A 31-year-old man was killed, a 37-year-old man was taken to the hospital with non-fatal injuries. We are on scene working to get more information pic.twitter.com/TMHNaLOdTa— Adam Rife (@AdamRifeReports) March 12, 2022
One person was killed and another was hospitalized after a shooting on the city's north side.
The shooter is still on the run as 2022's violent trend continues. This homicide is the city's 39th of the year, nearly double the number of homicides at this point last year.
This shooting happened across the street from a day care center, and people are fed up.
Tasha Awolope was trying to pick up her son. She said, "This type of violence is becoming more common and prevalent everywhere."
Awolope was blocked off by more police tape, more squad cars, and another crime scene. She said, "It's become so common it's as if everywhere you turn it's blocked off, it's roped off, and someone has been killed."
MPD says shortly after 4 p.m. a suspect shot out of a car, hitting two men outside a convenience store on North, just west of Holton.
A 31-year-old man died, a 37-year-old man was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.
Dozens of officers responded to the scene and remained there for hours. Several evidence markers were placed throughout the scene.
According to the city's crime statistics, it's Milwaukee's 39th homicide of 2022. At this point last year there were 20 homicides.
Awolope said, "You have to stay at home, you can't go anywhere. Because you can get shot doing basically anything. Just walking down the street minding your business. And you can die, too."
We called several of the businesses that were located inside the crime scene, but they did not respond.
At this time MPD does not have a suspect in custody.
Anyone with information is asked to contact MPD at 414-935-7360 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.