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Family: Milwaukee father fatally shot while walking near 13th and Atkinson lost brother in 2016

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Gunfire caught on camera at scene of fatal shooting near 13th and Atkinson

Gunfire caught on camera at scene of fatal shooting near 13th and Atkinson

MILWAUKEE -- A 32-year-old man was killed in a shooting near 13th and Atkinson late Friday, Oct. 18. FOX6's cameras captured the sound of gunfire at the scene.

Police said it happened around 11:15 p.m. A preliminary investigation indicated occupants from a moving vehicle fired shots at the victim as he was walking on the sidewalk.

Family identified the victim as Mark Modisett Jr., a father of two daughters. He died at the scene.

Mark Modisett Jr.

Mark Modisett Jr.

"What happened to my son shouldn't have happened," said Mark Modisett Sr., the victim's father. "This stuff has got to stop."

A vigil was held Saturday next to a memorial from another fatal shooting in August. Family said Modisett Jr.'s brother was lost to gun violence in 2016. The news Friday night was more than the family could take.

Mark Modisett Jr.

Mark Modisett Jr.

"It's just sad that I lost both of my brothers," said Curby Modisett, victim's sister. "Always there for his family. Very supportive. He loved his girls. He loved his family."

An investigation was underway to determine the circumstances leading up to the shooting, and police were seeking the shooter(s).

"Whoever did this need to come up and start being a man," said Modisett Sr. "Whoever did this to him took him from his kids -- messed their lives up."


This was one of two fatal shootings in less than seven hours in Milwaukee. The second happened around 6 a.m. Saturday near Burleigh Street and Richards Street.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Milwaukee police.

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