A shooting and subsequent crash occurred on Milwaukee’s north side, resulting in one fatality and multiple injuries early Thursday morning, December 14. The incident began near 56th and Burleigh just before 1 a.m. According to the police, a 60-year-old individual was killed, a 57-year-old was injured, and a 30-year-old was transported to the hospital with non-gunshot injuries.
The suspect, a 68-year-old man, fled to an area near 60th and Burleigh, where he crashed his car into an ambulance that was transporting the 30-year-old victim. The shooting and crash shocked residents, as the neighborhood is typically quiet. Colleen Surek, a long-time resident, expressed her surprise at the violent turn of events, especially involving individuals of older age groups. She emphasized the rarity of older individuals resorting to violence with weapons, stating, “If you’ve grown up in that era of you don’t settle disputes with violence – or if it is violence, it’s not using a weapon, it’s using your fists.”
The motive behind the shooting and the relationship between the suspect and the victims remain unclear. The surviving victims are in recovery, and the driver of the ambulance reportedly sustained no apparent injuries. The suspect, who suffered a minor injury, was taken to the hospital, and charges will be reviewed by the district attorney’s office. The incident has left the community perplexed, emphasizing the need for peaceful conflict resolution regardless of the circumstances.