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‘It’s getting outrageous:’ Man shot, injured during dispute near Sherman and Capitol in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police on Thursday, March 21 were searching for the person responsible for shooting and wounding a man in an incident that began as a dispute inside a gas station near Sherman and Capitol around 12:30 a.m. It eventually spilled out into the street, and left one man wounded.

Shooting near Sherman and Capitol

"I heard about 30 shots. I do security across the street," said Wayne Martin.

Martin said the gunfire sparked sheer panic.

"I was working. I ran to the back of my job, praying it didn't come that way," Martin said.

Martin said he believes the barrage of bullets came from a high-powered weapon.

"He had to be shooting something really heavy," Martin said. "It was boom, boom, boom, boom."

Shooting near Sherman and Capitol

Police said the 25-year-old wounded man was shot after a dispute with a suspect who was captured by surveillance cameras at the gas station.

Shooting near Sherman and Capitol in Milwaukee

Police said the suspect followed the victim after the dispute began. When the suspect's vehicle caught up with the victim's vehicle, that's when the bullets started flying.

"Everything is just silly. It's unnecessary," said Percy, neighbor.

Percy said the violence has gotten out of hand.

Shooting near Sherman and Capitol in Milwaukee

"Grow up. The gun is not worth it. The time is not worth it. Life is more precious," said Percy.

As police worked to track down the suspect, Martin said he hopes the community can come together.

"Milwaukee, we have to do a better job. We have to come up with a plan. It's getting outrageous," Martin said.

If you have any information on this investigation, you're asked to contact Milwaukee police.

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