‘It’s a good neighborhood:’ North side residents startled by double shooting near 47th and Center

Double shooting near 47th and Center

MILWAUKEE -- Police are looking for the gunman responsible for a double shooting on Milwaukee's north side. It happened early Thursday morning, Nov. 29 near 47th and Center -- where family members say the whole thing started over an argument.

A riddled black SUV shows the scars left behind after the shooting. Neighbors say the round of gunfire was startling.

"I was in my room and I just heard pop pop pop pop," said Brenda Hampton, lives nearby.

Double shooting near 47th and Center

Brenda Hampton

Brenda Hampton says she heard sprinting after the shots were fired.

"When I heard people running through the alley, I knew someone was trying to get away from something," said Hampton.

The shots rang out around 2:45 a.m., an uncommon sound for many who live nearby.

Double shooting near 47th and Center

"It's a good neighborhood. I never heard nothing like this in this block," said Stella Horton, lives nearby.

One victim's mother says it started as an argument at a nearby bar. The feud eventually found its way to 47th and Center.

Double shooting near 47th and Center

"You can't take my baby's life over words or a difference of opinion," said the mother of the female victim.

She says her 23-year-old daughter and a 30-year-old man were sitting in the SUV, when they were ambushed by someone they knew. It happened right outside the young woman's front door.

"I jumped up and I sat up on the bed and I hear this at the door... [pounding]," said the mother of the 23-year-old victim.

She says she opened the door and her daughter had a gunshot wound to the stomach.

Double shooting near 47th and Center

Double shooting near 47th and Center

"My daughter... she is blessed to be alive," said the mother of the 23-year-old victim.

As police piece together the crime, the neighborhood hopes -- as the victims heal -- the community will too.

Double shooting near 47th and Center

"You just have to pray and hope you won't be the victim," Hampton said.

Police say both victims received non-life threatening injuries.

Officers are still searching for a known suspect.

Double shooting near 47th and Center