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

Double shooting near 47th and Center

MILWAUKEE — Police confirmed for FOX6 News on Thursday, Dec. 20 a female suspect was arrested in connection with a double shooting that happened near 47th and Center on Nov. 29. Family members said the whole thing started with an argument.

A black SUV was riddled with bullet marks after the shooting. Neighbors said it was startling.

“I was in my room and I just heard ‘pop, pop, pop, pop,'” said Brenda Hampton, neighbor.

Double shooting near 47th and Center

Brenda Hampton

Hampton said 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, neighbor.

One victim’s mother said 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 said 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 said 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.

Double shooting near 47th and Center

“You just have to pray and hope you won’t be the victim,” Hampton said.

Police said both victims suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

Double shooting near 47th and Center

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