SHEBOYGAN — Witnesses to a fatal shooting here say the victim and shooter were brothers. Sheboygan police have not confirmed that connection but say they are looking for a “known suspect” in the death of a 24-year-old man.
Police say it happened around 7:00 p.m. on S. 9th St. just south of High Ave. Officers originally responded to St. Nicholas Hospital where a man was in critical condition with a single gunshot wound. He was then taken by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital where he later died.
Friends of the victim told FOX6 News he had four children, and a fifth on the way. They say the brothers were horsing around when the shooter pulled out a gun. That’s when it went off, hitting the man’s brother in the chest.
FOX6 News spoke with a neighbor who lives across the street from the shooting scene. He said he came out of his home after hearing people screaming.
“I see him laying out on the sidewalk and he definitely needed help, so I helped the two gentlemen carry him and put him in the car,” the neighbor said.
One of the people inside the house was a woman who said the victim was a good friend. She said she saw the shooting, and was questioned then released by police. She said the shooter and a cousin drove the victim to the hospital, but they haven’t seen or heard from the shooter since.
Police have not confirmed that the shooter and victim were brothers, only saying they’re looking for the shooter who knew the victim.
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