Friday, June 26, 2009

Gun Battle in Milwaukee

Milwaukee has so much to offer residents and visitors in the summer. There's so much to do.

Summerfest is underway. There are countless activities.

But thugs don't take time off from their thuggery to enjoy the Milwaukee summer.

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

A man suspected of shooting another young man in the leg was arrested after police received reports of a running gun battle on a near north side street.

Officers said they expect to arrest the man with the gunshot wound as well.

Officers investigating a report of gunshots in the area of N. 13th Street and W. Cottage Street around 11 p.m. Thursday heard more shots once they arrived, according to a news release from the Milwaukee Police Department.

When officers followed the sound, they saw casings in the street and several people run inside a house. They found a person inside matching a description they received of the suspected shooter, according to the release. The officers also found a handgun, the release said.

In a nearby house, they found a 19-year-old man with gunshot wound to his thigh and they discovered a sawed off rifle in that house's backyard, according to the release.

A gun battle... What fun!

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