Police: One dead, one injured following shooting near 95th & Brown Deer

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating a homicide and shooting that occurred on the city's north side.

It happened near N. 95th and W. Brown Deer Road around 10:10 p.m. Thursday, October 9th.

According to police, a 33-year-old woman from Milwaukee suffered what is believed to be a non-life threatening gunshot wound.  She was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Police say 22-year-old Itavian Belcher from Milwaukee was also shot at that same location.

After being shot, he ran to the 9400 Block of W. Brown Deer Rd. where he collapsed

Life saving efforts by the Milwaukee Fire Department were unsuccessful and he died from his injury.

Residents nearby are furious after Thursday night's shooting. A mother of two was struck, and a man's life was lost.

Video FOX6 News obtained from the gas station show some of the life saving efforts, but they weren't enough.

Shortly after the shooting, police and paramedics arrived on the scene, but it was too late -- Belcher died from his injury. Police say he was the suspect in a crime where a 30-year-old woman was shot.

"I have a houseful of blood, blood everywhere," said Dan Martin, victim's friend.

Bullet holes pierced through the home where the woman was staying.

"She was actually walking her cousin home, somebody asked her for a light and tried to rob her. They pulled out a gun, she ran and they shot her," said Brooke Walker, the victim's sister.

"I had her kids. I'm in the kitchen cooking, I hear 4 to 5 gun shots and I'm trying to make sure the kids are safe. I hear the rumbling, she runs inside and said please call 911," said Martin.

While calling for help, nearby residents took cover.

"I looked out the window and he was standing right there. He was just shooting like he had a mission, then he walked up out of here calmly, then he made it down the block but didn't make it off the block" said Martin.

The gunman didn't get far away before he himself was shot. Police say he was shot during another robbery attempt a short time later. He tried making his way to get help at the gas station where he died.

Meanwhile, folks on the block are hot:

"This was a good woman from what I knew, she didn't do anything to hurt anybody. She didn't deserve a bullet, our kids didn't deserve to see that. I'm outraged, everyone out here should be outraged," said Martin.

Fed up with gunfire, and crime that continues to occur.

"There's been 2 shootings in the past 2 weeks right by our apartment and it's scary," said a concerned neighbor, Sharon McCauley.

The woman was shot in the upper thigh, she is still in the hospital and is expected to be okay.

No suspects are in custody, and the investigation continues.


    • Felicia

      What am I talking about? I am talking about the fact that this is literally a 3 minute drive from the Hunnits. Remeber Joshua Drake, that kid who tried to rob the optical store ON BROWN DEER, but was shot by the owner in the process? Well he was from that area and part of the Wild Hunnits. Since his death, Wild Hunnits and other like minded individuals have been mourning/memorializing him. The Wild Hunnits even adopted a new logo for their shirts showing him with a bandana over his face cowboy/robber style. If you think for one minute that brown deer is sooooo far away from thisgeoup that my discussion of them is ridiculous….then I will repeat myself…3 minutes.

    • Felicia

      Also, I just did a little research, figured out the victim’s name and looked at his facebook page. Sure enough, there’s a pic of him and a friend in front of the tree being used as a memorial to Joshua Drake, both holding guns.

    • Felicia

      Not to divert from Fox…but 58 is also showing the surveillance video from inside the store, which shows the suspect walking into the store and collapsing to the ground.

  • Amanda

    This is the place some of us imagine seeing this live. the boy tried to rob someone This is the place some of us call home people are not saying anything for fear of this group called the “Hunnit boys”

  • Dorrie

    It had nothing to do with drug…..I have live here for 21 years own my condo 9050 n 95st …l lost my nephew 10 yrs ago rite here in the woodland …it had nothig to do with gangs or drugs…. We need to get these guns out of these kids hands…..Today
    WE AS Adults can put a end to this nite mare. .By going thru our kids things….To get these guns out of our kids hands…before they take another life…and go thur the pain that my family and so many other suffer from everyday…

    • Amanda

      You too are right Dorrie the boy was trying to rob someone, I live there too i will say you are brave to list your address. Last night was exactly that a nightmare

  • Melissa

    GOOD! Karma is a bi@ch. He just got done robbing someone and karma got his thug a@@. One less POS in Milwaukee. Glad the woman will be ok.

  • Karl

    This happened directly in front of my unit. Also, the time frame of the incident would’ve been me almost arriving home. If I didn’t have to work slightly later, I’m positive I’d be right there… SMDH

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