Milwaukee police: 1 dead, 2 hurt following 3 separate shooting incidents

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MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating three separate shootings that occurred overnight Friday, August 5th into Saturday, August 6th.

According to police, the first shooting occurred near N. 64th and Hope Avenue around 9:45 p.m.

Authorities say two people were shooting at each other when a third person was struck by the gunfire.

A 22-year-old victim was transported to a hospital by an unknown person with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say they responded to a fatal shooting that took place near N. 29th and Vine Street around 11:15 p.m.

Several 911 calls were received indicating a man had been shot.

Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive man. Life-saving measures were taken by the Milwaukee Police Department, but were unsuccessful.

The victim, identified by police as 52-year-old Frank Watts,  died at the scene.

The third shooting took place around 11:45 p.m., near N. 64th and Sheridan Avenue.

Police say two men, a 28 and 23-year-old, were involved in a dispute. At this time, both men began to shoot at each other.

Officials say the 28-year-old man suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital by the Milwaukee Fire Department.


The 23-year-old shooting suspect drove himself to District 4, where he surrendered to officers.

The investigation into all of these shootings remains open.


  • shutup

    Oh shut up there is no such thing as black on black crime if mostly a certain race stay in an area of course the violence is to each other . We invented education. gain some knowledge just because you guys tried to HALT our intelligence doesn’t mean we are stupid. How about poverty is the reason for it ALL and it’s a nationwide problem. Not just Milwaukee.

    • Klaatu

      I must agree that the areas of highest crime rates are the neighborhoods with the most people living under the poverty level. There are many good people stuck living in these neighborhoods because there isn’t affordable housing in the wealthier outlying suburbs….unfortunately, if there was affordable housing in the wealthier outlying areas, the crime rates in these areas would rise dramatically because not all the people moving there would be honest, good people. This is, and has been a difficult problem to solve. If you force affordable housing into an area many people would leave in short time opening the space up for anyone to move in and the cycle would continue.
      My solution: put the criminals in jail where they belong and then the crime and violence will be reduced.

    • Opinion8d

      What? ‘Halt out education’? And who invented education?! I’m confused! While poverty doesn’t help, it is NOT the problem. People grow up in poverty all over and still know how to behave. How about getting an education (it’s provided free), and making better choices to end the cycle of poverty. Dropping out of school, having kids you can’t afford or multiple kids before you’re 20, deciding to get a new pair of Jordan’s or one’s hair/nails done instead of putting a roof over your head or food on the table, spending more on rims or window tinting than your do for rent all contribute to the prolonged poverty! Blaming the police for trying to keep your neighborhood safe or looting local stores -all behavior that isn’t a result of poverty, but a decision by people who lack value, morals, and the basics to live in a civilized society.

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