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MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are investigating a fatal shooting in perhaps one of the most unlikely locations -- in front of the District 6 police station near 27th and Oklahoma.

Milwaukee Police District 6

Milwaukee Police District 6

People who live in the neighborhood are surprised -- not so much about what happened, but where it happened.

"Right by a police station? That's crazy! I mean, that's as bold as it can get," said Mark Davis of Milwaukee.

According to Milwaukee police, two unidentified men, ages 52 and 65, were sitting in a van in front of the District 6 police station around 6:40 p.m. when they got into an altercation with 42-year-old Reed Carlsen who happened to be walking by. Police say the 65-year-old man drew a gun -- and then shot and killed Carlsen.

Witness photos show officers doing what they can to resuscitate Carlsen on the scene.

Officers from District 6 attempt to resuscitate Reed Carlsen

Officers from District 6 attempt to resuscitate Reed Carlsen

"Right in front of the police station? Oh, my God! That's, that's brave! That's bold! That's, that's, that's beyond scandalous, right there," said Ron Smith of Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Police District 6

Milwaukee Police District 6

Following the shooting, the 65-year-old man turned himself in and surrendered the gun to police inside the police station.

Milwaukee police have not indicated whether the shooter and victim were familiar with each other.

The case is expected to be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office in the coming days.