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Gunfire in Milwaukee: Two dead in five separate shooting incidents

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MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating five separate shooting incidents that occurred on Saturday evening, July 4th — two which resulted in deaths.

Fatal shooting near 22nd and Pierce

Fatal shooting near 22nd and Pierce

The first of the fatal shootings happened near 22nd and Pierce on the city’s south side shortly before 11 p.m. A 23-year-old Milwaukee man was found unresponsive — he suffered a gunshot wound. He died on scene despite the life-saving efforts of the Milwaukee Fire Department. The circumstances surrounding this incident remain unclear.

The second of the fatal shootings happened shortly after 11 p.m. in the 8100 block of W. Glen Ave. The victim, a 31-year-old man, was shot outside of a residence that was hosting a large party. He was taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries.

Fatal shooting in 8100 block of W. Glen Ave.

Fatal shooting in 8100 block of W. Glen Ave.

There were three other non-fatal shootings that occurred Saturday evening.

Around 4:45 p.m., officers responded to a shots fired call near 76th and Grantosa. They discovered an unresponsive 20-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound. Officials say he was taken to a hospital with very serious injuries. A motive for this incident has not yet been established.

Shortly after 5 p.m., there were gunshots fired near 12th and Burleigh. The victim, a 22-year-old man from Milwaukee, told police he was shot after he was approached on the street by two people unknown to him. He was taken to a hospital by a passerby — and treated for his non-life threatening injuries.

Finally, a 24-year-old man from Milwaukee was shot and wounded near Highland and Vliet St. just before 11 p.m. He told police he was walking in the area when he heard gunshots and realized he was shot. He drove himself to a hospital where he received treatment for his non-life threatening injury.

UPDATE: Early Monday, an MPD spokesman said the victim in the W. Vliet Street shooting incident has since recanted his story, and now admits to investigators that he accidentally shot himself.

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on all of these developing stories.

17 comments

  • Jagdpanther

    7 dead, including 7 year old boy, 38 wounded in 4th of July weekend violence in Chicago

  • Carmen

    All you people adding your outdated comments, come up with something new/ original (saying the same thing over and over again). The media focuses on the gun violence but not the overwhelming number of Heroin deaths, in your community. Why do you think that is?

    • Homer

      The story isn’t about heroin deaths hence the reason no one but you made comments off subject. Seems as though you’re trying to deflect attention from the problem that is Milwaukee? Why not mention drunk driving, co-sleeping deaths, etc…?

  • john boy

    nothings going to change …..racism, gun violence, drug overdoses or anything else people want to complain about just get the money, raise your kids and stay out the way!!!!!!!

  • Libsareliars

    So when will Barrett hold his next news conference blaming the Republicans in Madison for not passing more gun laws?

  • chris

    Way to live up to all those stereotypes inner city Milwaukee keep on shooting and weeding out the turds

  • Chrystal

    My condolences are with the families of the ones who passed because of the shootings, and my prayers are with the ones who survived the shootings.

    • tayme

      Thanks sabrina. Marciano is my brother who was shot for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. This gun violence is getting out of control in milwaukee.

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