MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are investigating two separate fatal shootings that occurred within a 15-minute period on Wednesday night, July 13th.
The first shooting occurred around 11:00 p.m. near 28th and Clarke.
According to police, when officers arrived on scene, they found a woman, identified as 32-year-old Rebecca Wood, suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers were joined by the Milwaukee Fire Department in attempting life-saving measures, but were unable to revive her. Wood died at the scene.
FOX6 News found a message posted by Wood to her Facebook page on the day she died. It reads: "Tell someone you love them today, because tomorrow is not promised."
The circumstances surrounding the shooting are under investigation.
Milwaukee police were called to the scene of a second, unrelated shooting near 33rd and Hadley around 11:15 p.m.
The preliminary investigation reveals that a 25-year-old woman, identified as Ebony Taylor, was shot and died on the scene. A second 25-year-old woman was also shot. She was taken to the hospital for treatment of a serious gunshot wound.
The circumstances regarding this shooting are under investigation. MPD is searching for a person of interest in this investigation.
Those living near where this shooting happened told FOX6 News they're fed up with the violence.
"It's actually shocking. I just pray for everyone who's in harm's way in these areas," Janeen Mack said.
Mack and her brother Jerry were shaken after learning about the fatal shooting just down the block on 33rd Street.
"That's horrible. That's very horrible. The violence here should stop," Jerry Mack said.
The Macks said this latest violence underscores their fears they've had for awhile about the neighborhood they live in. They say the only way to stay safe is to stay inside.
"All I do, I work and pretty much stay in the house because it is bad out here. It`s pretty much not the same as a couple years ago where you could be outside and enjoy yourself without being hurt or someone else being hurt," Janeen Mack said.