300+ shots fired at Milwaukee shopping center; 2 injured

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Police are investigating a shootout in the parking lot of the Midtown Shopping Center that injured two people.The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday near West Capitol Drive and West Fond du Lac Avenue.Police said a 21-year-old man and a 23-year-old man were shot and recovering in the hospital.The barrage of bullets could be heard from miles away.Witnesses said a large crowd had gathered in the parking lot earlier in the day.”I’d never thought that I would hear that many gunshots,” neighbor Davon Carter said.Workers nearby said there had been an organized water fight on the 87-degree day.Other witnesses said there was a party-like atmosphere in the parking lot.”It was insane. It was totally insane,” Milwaukee Common Council President Cavalier Johnson said.He went to the parking lot to see the aftermath for himself.”I have lived in Milwaukee my whole life and I’ve lived in some of the most depressed neighborhoods in this city, and never ever, ever have I heard that many gunshots all in a sequence for several minutes at a time, ever,” Johnson said. “People should just calm down. They need to relax and keep the gun violence down.”The circumstances leading up to the shooting are under investigation.Milwaukee police continue to search for the people responsible.The acting police chief said more than 300 shots were fired at the scene.So far no arrests have been made.”When you have a big box store like a Walmart that closed 269 stores around the world including this one here, it creates a large space for folks to congregate, so I’ll be addressing that with mall management to button up even further,” Johnson said. “With continued inaction on guns, Wisconsin is increasingly becoming known for beer, cheese and mass shootings.”Investigators have not released any additional details.Anyone with information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at 414-224-Tips or P3 Tips App for a cash reward.

Police are investigating a shootout in the parking lot of the Midtown Shopping Center that injured two people.

The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday near West Capitol Drive and West Fond du Lac Avenue.

Police said a 21-year-old man and a 23-year-old man were shot and recovering in the hospital.

The barrage of bullets could be heard from miles away.

Witnesses said a large crowd had gathered in the parking lot earlier in the day.

“I’d never thought that I would hear that many gunshots,” neighbor Davon Carter said.

Workers nearby said there had been an organized water fight on the 87-degree day.

Other witnesses said there was a party-like atmosphere in the parking lot.

“It was insane. It was totally insane,” Milwaukee Common Council President Cavalier Johnson said.

He went to the parking lot to see the aftermath for himself.

“I have lived in Milwaukee my whole life and I’ve lived in some of the most depressed neighborhoods in this city, and never ever, ever have I heard that many gunshots all in a sequence for several minutes at a time, ever,” Johnson said. “People should just calm down. They need to relax and keep the gun violence down.”

The circumstances leading up to the shooting are under investigation.

Milwaukee police continue to search for the people responsible.

The acting police chief said more than 300 shots were fired at the scene.

So far no arrests have been made.

“When you have a big box store like a Walmart that closed 269 stores around the world including this one here, it creates a large space for folks to congregate, so I’ll be addressing that with mall management to button up even further,” Johnson said. “With continued inaction on guns, Wisconsin is increasingly becoming known for beer, cheese and mass shootings.”

Investigators have not released any additional details.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at 414-224-Tips or P3 Tips App for a cash reward.

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