3 shot, 2 fatally, at apartment building; squad on scene struck by distracted driver

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are investigating after three people were shot, two fatally, late Thursday night, March 15 on the city's north side. While on scene investigating, an MPD squad car was struck by another vehicle.

According to police, around 11:30 p.m. officers were called out to an apartment building near 27th and Roosevelt for reports of a shooting.

Two men, 20-year-old Malyk Smith and 34-year-old Romale Richardson, were shot by a suspect and both died from their injuries.

Shooting near 27th and Roosevelt

Darrell Brooks lives near the scene -- and heard the commotion outside.

"I was pretty much worried about me and my son. Because we're so close to the shooting, and bullets can come through your wall, anything. So I was just worried about him," Brooks said.

Relieved that his child is okay, Brooks is now thinking about the children who will never see their fathers again.

"I hope that the family takes care. They're in my prayers," Brooks said.

Shooting near 27th and Roosevelt

Further investigation revealed a third victim was injured in the shooting. The male victim appeared at a hospital with a serious gunshot wound.

Meanwhile, the suspect remains on the run -- and Milwaukee police say they  know who they are looking for. They are also looking into the circumstances that led to the shooting.

MPD squad struck near 27th and Roosevelt

A few hours later, while police were still on scene investigating, a distracted driver crashed into an MPD squad car that was blocking the scene.

Two officers suffered non-life threatening injuries.  The driver stayed on scene and will be cited.