Police: 19-year-old man shot while sitting in vehicle near 44th & Auer in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting that took place Tuesday night, August 23rd.

It happened around 10 p.m. near 44th and Auer — the same intersection Sylville Smith was shot by a Milwaukee police officer.

Police say the victim was sitting in a vehicle when a suspect fired several gunshots into the vehicle. A 19-year-old male received a very serious gunshot wound.

After being shot, a friend took him to a local hospital. The victim is expected to survive.

Police say the circumstances that led up to the shooting remain unclear at this time.

19-year-old man shot, injured near 44th & Auer

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7 comments

  • confused

    It is amazing how many people are shot in Milwaukee while they are just sitting in their car. I don’t get it. No one ever seems to know who shot or why they shot. Nothing on the cell phone video. Then you have the other end where an elderly man was confronted, told the confrontational man to go away, then the confrontational man rushed the elderly man. Elderly man shoots confrontational man, runs into the police station, asks for an ambulance and confesses to the shooting. Odd, huh.

  • walloffthenorthside

    Will Jesse Jackson be visiting this young man in the hospital or since it’s black on black crime it’s not worth the press?

      • Clavius

        The majority of that area is black so an educated guess would lead one to believe the victim was black but it could also be a hate crime against a white kid buying dope or something which actually happens a lot and the media stays silent…doesn’t fit their narrative that only white cops can be evil racists

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