Suspects sought from north side shooting injuring 3 teens
Jermont Terry reports Video by 620wtmj.comvideo
MILWAUKEE- Milwaukee police are still looking for the people who opened fire at N. 40th St. and W. Garfield Ave. Wednesday that wounded three teenagers.
Units from the anti-gang and neighborhood taskforce have beefed up their presence in that neighborhood Thursday. This comes after Wednesday's shooting where gunfire erupted for up to 10 minutes and police had to bring in the armored tactical truck.
Thursday night, that community tries to move forward, but neighbors admit it's easier said than done.
Johnathan has delivered mail in that north side community for 19 years. But nothing compares to gun battle he got caught in which left three teens shot in broad daylight.
"I've seen shootings a lot but not like the one where the bullets come so close where the victims come running to you for help," said Johnathan.
One of the injured teens ran to him after getting shot in the hand. "We're in the back of my truck and another victim comes running up who was shot in the butt he asked for an ambulance," recalled Johnathan.
The third teen was found laying in the street. All three are expected to survive. But the violence leaves neighbors to reflect.
"I was kind of shocked a little surprised about it that it turned into a form of war fare," said longtime resident Charles Means. "(Police are) visible now, but a week from now you may not see them that much."
Means believes that's where the community has to do more. The area has new homes under construction and people are cleaning up. But despite this incident and the dismembered body found in a sewer a few weeks ago, he holds out hope for his neighborhood.
"We just need to get an understanding and start speaking to the younger people around here," said Means.
Police say two of the teens shot have records for drugs and robbery. They still do not have anyone in custody.