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“Young people with guns:” Man fatally shot during fight near basketball courts at Wahl Park

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Shooting at Wahl Park

MILWAUKEE -- Police are investigating after a man was fatally shot near 48th and Hampton Tuesday afternoon, August 15th. It happened at the basketball courts at Wahl Park -- a place where kids hang out and have fun. Police are asking that witnesses come forward as they work to identify the shooter.

According to police the victim, who has been identified as 23-year-old Joseph Benson, was shot during a fight with a suspect. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Family members were emotional at the scene -- mourning the loss of a man -- gunned down near the courts around 4:00 p.m.

Woman emotional at scene of fatal shooting at Wahl Park

Neighbor reacts after fatal shooting at Wahl Park

"It affects a lot of people, but what can you do?" a neighbor said.

This neighbor, who lives across the street from the park, said after roughly 30 years in the area, where he raised his kids, it's just not the same anymore.

"It's beginning to be the norm now, but you got these young people with guns. What can you say?" the neighbor said.

He watched as investigators worked the crime scene, and encouraged witnesses to come forward. Police said there were numerous people who saw what happened.

Shooting at Wahl Park

Shooting at Wahl Park

Shooting at Wahl Park

Women emotional at scene of fatal shooting at Wahl Park

Wahl Park

"It's just too early to lose your life like this," a teenager in the park said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 414-935-7360.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday.

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