Wednesday, December 9, 2015

"Shootout on I-43 ends in arrests, southbound closure"

From JSOnline:

Traffic is seen being diverted off I-43 southbound at Fond du Lac Ave. 

Credit: Journal Sentinel

 By Breann Schossow and David Paulsen of the Journal Sentinel

"Four people have been arrested and others may still be on the loose after a shootout Wednesday morning on I-43 that injured a man and prompted authorities to shut down the southbound lanes for two-and-a-half hours.

"Southbound I-43 from W. Fond du Lac Ave. to W. Becher St. was closed while investigators walked down the highway to recover shell casings and bullet fragments, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said. The highway lanes reopened about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

"The sprawling crime investigation began Wednesday morning when deputies responded to reports of a shooting on the freeway in the Marquette Interchange near Highland Ave. about 10:10 a.m., according to the Sheriff's Office.

"Investigators determined that more than a dozen shots were fired into a vehicle during a gunfire exchange with another vehicle. A person in one vehicle was grazed by a bullet."

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kkdither said...

I saw this on the evening news. The mayor acted surprised. He called for stricter punishment for the offenders because so many peoples lives were in jeopardy.There are shootings daily, often multiple instances. Crime is rampant and there appears to be no respect for the law. This surprises me not one bit. Why should shooting on the freeway be any different than shooting into a crowd, or into a house where innocent children are sleeping? These repeat felons and criminals have no concern for human life. And the criminally violent offenders are younger and younger all the time.

OrbsCorbs said...

What she said. ↑