2 injured, 1 in custody after separate St. Patrick’s Day shootings
MILWAUKEE — A 19-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman are being treated for gunshot wounds after two separate shootings that happened early morning Sunday, March 17.
According to officials, Milwaukee police officers responded to a non-life-threatening shooting that happened near 1st and Townsend around 12:10 a.m. A 19-year-old man was shot when he approached a parked car and tried to engage with two people who were sitting inside.
After being shot, the victim fled on foot and went to a convenience store for help. He was transported to a nearby hospital. The investigation is ongoing, and police say a person of interest has been detained.
Around 2:10 a.m., Milwaukee police responded to a second non-life-threatening shooting near 18th and Nash. Officials say a 39-year-old woman was shot while attending a house party and was transported to a nearby hospital. Circumstances that led to the shooting are under investigation, and police are searching for a suspect.