MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating two shooting incidents that occurred within several blocks from each other Thursday night, March 8. Police say they appear to be unrelated at this time.
According to police, around 8:15 p.m. a 27-year-old man arrived at a local hospital suffering from a serious gunshot injury.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the shooting occurred in the area of 35th and Wright.
Police say the victim was a passenger in a vehicle, when at some point, gunshots were fired into the vehicle by an unknown suspect. The victim was struck by the gunfire. He is expected to survive his injuries.
Then, around 9:40 p.m., police say a Shotspotter alert was activated in the area of 41st Street and Meinecke Avenue.
Shortly after the activation, officers were dispatched to the area of 35th and Clarke for the report of a non-fatal shooting. Officers arrived to find a 21-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound.
The victim report that he was walking in the area when several gunshot were fired by an unknown assailant, for unknown reasons.
He was treated on the scene and taken to a local hospital by the Milwaukee Fire Department.
Detectives from the Milwaukee Police Department continue to investigate both shootings to determine a motive and if they are related.