Violent start to Halloween: 1 dead, 1 hurt in robbery-related shootings in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police responded to three separate reported shootings late Monday night, October 30th and early Tuesday morning, October 31st -- one a homicide, one a suicide and one a non-fatal shooting. The homicide and non-fatal shooting happened a mile apart.

Police responded to the first scene near 7th and Becher around 11:55 p.m. Investigators confirmed this is a homicide investigation -- and said it appears to be robbery-related.

The victim has been identified as 30-year-old Humberto Varela-Caballero of Milwaukee. He was shot just a few feet from a neighbor's doorstop, and she said he comes from a close family. She saw him on the ground, and called for help.

Homicide near 7th and Becher

Veronica Mendez

"I looked out, seen somebody on the ground next to my vehicle. There was a vehicle next to it," Veronica Mendez said. "I went to go call 911 and I heard shooting and ducked -- and I was on the phone with 911."

Loved ones learning the news embraced each other Tuesday, placing flowers and candles near the spot he was killed.

"I feel sorry for the family. They are actually pretty close from what I have seen," Mendez said. "It's sad. It's just sad."

Homicide near 7th and Becher

MPD said the investigation is ongoing -- and they're seeking suspects.

Homicide near 7th and Becher

Around 12;16 a.m. police were called out to the area of 19th and Glendale. Police said a 50-year-old man was shot and died inside a residence. MPD said their preliminary investigation later revealed this is was suicide.

Homicide near 19th and Glendale

At approximately 2:00 a.m., police were called out to the area near 14th and Manitoba for reports of a shooting. The victim, a 30-year-old man from Milwaukee, was taken to a hospital, where he was in stable condition.

Police said the shooting appears to be robbery-related.

MPD said the investigation is ongoing and they're seeking suspects.

Shooting near 14th and Manitoba

Shooting near 14th and Manitoba