MCSO: Report of shots fired closes I-94 EB at 70th Street; 4th such incident in a week

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MILWAUKEE -- The eastbound lanes of I-94 were shut down at 70th Street by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Tuesday afternoon, June 30 due to a report of shots fired.

Drivers were urged to avoid the area.

Sheriff's officials said they were called around 12:30 p.m. for the report of "shots fired between two vehicles.”  An anonymous caller reported the incident; however, no witnesses or victims were located.

The eastbound freeway was closed for about an hour from 70th Street to 68th Street while deputies canvassed for evidence.

Report of shots fired closes I-94 EB at 70th StreetIt marked the fourth such freeway incident in a week. Other's occurred as follows:

  • I-41 NB at Capitol Friday, June 26
  • I-43/94 NB at Becher Tuesday, June 23
  • I-43 SB at Walnut Tuesday, June 23

SKYFOX flew overhead as deputies searched between 68th Street and Hawley Road. The westbound lanes of I-94 remained open through the investigation.

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