UPDATE: The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office has provided an update into today’s closure of parts of the Marquette Interchange. It was due to a shots fired incident.
The initial incident took place around 6:40 a.m., when a motorist reported moving out of the way of a speeding red vehicle on southbound I-43 around Wisconsin Ave. The motorist reported that a gray Chrysler, driven by a black male subject between the ages of 20 and 30, pulled alongside her and fired three shots at her vehicle. She did not report any vehicle damage.
It wasn’t until about three hours later when she reported the incident, prompting an investigation of the area for just over 90 minutes that closed lanes of the interstate. The sheriff’s office was able to find three bullet casings.
The investigation remains active, and anyone with relevant information is asked to call Milwaukee County Dispatch at 414-278-4788.
MILWAUKEE- A bevy of closures through the Marquette interchange this morning due to what the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office is calling ‘alleged criminal activity’.
The following roads are closed:
- Southbound traffic on I-43 will be diverted at the Marquette Interchange – either westbound onto I-94 or eastbound onto I-794.
- West-to-south access from eastbound I-94 onto southbound I-94/1-43 will be blocked at the Marquette.
- East-to-south access from westbound I-794 onto southbound I-94/I-43 will be blocked at the Marquette.
- The 11th Street entrance ramp to the expressway will be closed.
An interactive traffic map can be found here.
This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is made available.