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