MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The gun violence in Milwaukee continues — and another innocent victim is shot. Milwaukee police are investigating after a 20-year-old woman was shot as she was standing at a bus stop on Thursday morning, July 31st.
It happened shortly before 11:00 a.m., in the 4200 block of N. 27th Street.
Police say the woman was shot as she stood at the bus stop — from rounds fired by a suspect likely shooting at a passing car.
She was taken to the hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.
Demetria Darling says she heard four to six shots.
“After I put my kids on the floor, I ran outside and I heard the girl — the 20-year-old girl at the bus stop screaming just like, ‘I got shot. I got shot.’ I ran over to calm her down and a man came out and put the shirt around her leg to stop it and she was bleeding real bad,” Darling said.
FOX6 News has obtained surveillance video that shows a white SUV headed north, and a white car headed south.
The SUV, witnesses say, was an Escalade.
The surveillance video shows that vehicle stop, and shots are fired at the car.
The video then shows the car take off — as the Escalade makes a U-turn to follow it.
A bullet hit the young woman waiting for a bus with her sister at a nearby bus stop. The video shows the woman falling to the ground after she was struck in the leg.
“I was just talking to her and making sure that she calmed down — had her doing breathing — telling her to breathe as she was feeling the burning sensation. I’m just really tired of what’s going on around here. I got a one and two-year-old an it’s just not safe. It’s not,” Darling said.
Witnesses say there were several people — including young children near the bus stop at the time of the shooting. Many ran from the gunfire. Trammel Currin was one of them.
“After the white Escalade came, all I heard was the gunshots going off. The white Escalade stopped traffic. Everyone stopped behind him and you heard four shots going off. I was about to take off because I heard the shots. I turned around and all I saw was the girl at the bus stop crying and holding her leg,” Currin said.
The surveillance video obtained by FOX6 News shows a car stop near the bus stop. Witnesses say the man inside took off his own shirt and tied it around the bleeding woman’s leg.
“It’s not fair. All these innocent people dying — just getting harmed from these ignorant dudes out here. Whoever it is — you just need to go back home,” Darling said.
Just last week, Pastor John McVicker stood behind Milwaukee’s Police Chief and Mayor at 37th and Hadley — as they condemned the reckless shooting that injured two children.
“It’s almost as if the message is falling upon deaf ears. We have to continue to drive home the same message — that maybe people learn by repetition. I think we did when we were kids, so I think it’s the same way. Truth has to be continued to be hammered until someone gets the message,” McVicker said.
The investigation is ongoing — and police say no one is in custody.