UPDATE: According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, the man killed was a 40-year-old from Milwaukee. Bystanders including a nurse rushed to help after hearing the screams of the unhurt 42-year-old woman who was also in the car and perform lifesaving measures, but they were unsuccessful.
Public Affairs Director James Burnett said that the shooting occurred on the freeway and that it was a person in another vehicle who fired into the car, which came to a rest on the 76th St. offramp.
Burnett said that conflicting witness reports have made it hard to identify the type of vehicle the suspect was in, but that when they have a vehicle description the Sheriff’s Office will release that information to the public. He said no motive has been identified for the shooting.
MILWAUKEE — County officials have reason to believe that a man was shot and killed by someone in another nearby car by W Fond Du Lac Ave & N 76th St on Wednesday morning. With the investigation underway, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office has blocked Fond Du Lac Fwy.
As reported initially by our partners at TMJ4, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the offramp at 76th St for reports of gunfire. When they arrived, authorities found that a late male victim had suffered a gunshot wound while a female in the passengers seat was unharmed.
Details are scarce, but investigators have suggested that the gunshot came from another vehicle. They have yet to name any suspects or identifying factors that would make the suspected shooter identifiable.
Currently, drivers are being diverted off southbound lanes of Fond Du Lac Fwy through 107th St. If you plan to commute through the area, please proceed with caution and prepare for delays.
Officials from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office say that “there’s not a ton that can be said right now,” but WTMJ will issue an update and/or follow-up to this story when further details are revealed.
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