MILWAUKEE — Police are investigating several weekend shootings, including a double shooting where one man was gunned down while neighbors say he was trying to help others.
Teddy bears and flowers rested at the spot where loved ones said 22-year-old Leneir Johnson of Milwaukee took his last breath.
“I can’t get it out of my head,” Gigi Humphrey said.
Humphrey said the horrific scene still plays in her mind. Humphrey said Johnson was outside of a home on 50th Street, along with some friends and neighborhood kids, when someone opened fire.
“We heard pop, pop, pop, pop. We heard four shots before we came outside,” Humphrey said.
“It’s just crazy. It’s like they just came from the back with masks on and just started shooting everywhere — not caring if kids were out here or not,” Perriana Welch said.
Welch said she and her son were shaken up. Welch said Johnson came to her child’s rescue when the gunfire erupted.
“Dudes came out and started shooting at him and he was holding my baby down from getting shot. I thank God for that, because that could have been my baby,” Welch said.
Next thing they knew, Johnson was fighting for his life.
“He was just laying on the ground, looking up like somebody help me. I lifted up his shirt and saw a gunshot on his arm and a gunshot on his side,” Humphrey said.
Johnson died at the scene.
Just one block over, neighbors said Johnson’s friend was shot at as well.
Police say a 22-year-old man was shot on 49th Street and sustained non-life threatening injuries.
“The violence needs to stop. It’s not getting anybody anywhere besides dead or in jail,” Welch said.
Saturday, detectives gathered more evidence to help identify the gunman who started it all.
“Whoever did it was heartless. They just stood over him and shot him. Just heartless,” Humphrey said.
Milwaukee police still have no suspects and are investigating to see whether the shootings are related.
Additionally, Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting that occurred around 9:00 p.m. Friday night, August 24th in the Midtown neighborhood in the 1600 block of North 25th Street.
Police say the 17-year-old Milwaukee resident was walking, when an unidentified suspect shot him. A relative took the victim to a local hospital for treatment. The injuries are not considered to be life threatening. Detectives are trying to determine the circumstances surrounding this shooting.
Police say a 30-year-old Milwaukee resident was injured in a shooting around 1:40 a.m. Saturday in the 3100 block of West Walnut Street. Officers provided medical treatment until he was conveyed to the hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.
Detectives are actively working to identify a motive and a suspect in this offense.
Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday afternoon, August 25th in the 3300 North 9th Street.
Police say at approximately 2:05 p.m. officers responded to a shooting and located the 24-year-old Milwaukee resident, who had a sustained non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated. He is expected to make a make a full recovery. No suspects have been arrested at this time.
Anyone with information with information that could help police is asked to call (414)935-7360.
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