Two dead, one wounded after shootout outside Comments Bar in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting that left two people dead and a third wounded outside of Comments Bar near 52nd and Hampton.

Police say the gunfire erupted at bar closing. Two people apparently bumped into each other — which prompted an argument. Both individuals then went to their cars, retrieved firearms, met in front of the bar and continued to argue. At one point, they both drew their weapons and shot each other. Both died on scene from their injuries.

The third victim, the brother of one of the shooters, was caught in the crossfire. He is being treated at the hospital and is expected to survive.

A woman who says she is the sister of one of the deceased had this to say:

“Very upset but at the same time he’s a good man. It happened on Easter day. You can tell he’s a good man. He’s always been a good man. Never give anyone any problems, so I just put it in God’s hand and let God handle it,” Shavon Martin said.

This is the seventh shooting incident to occur during Easter weekend in Milwaukee. Five of those shootings occurred within less than two hours on Saturday, April 4th.

A breakdown of all the shooting incidents this weekend is as follows:

5200 block of N. Green Bay Road: 22-year-old Milwaukee man shot while arguing with someone during a basketball game. The shooter fled the scene.
4000 block of N. 27th Street: 30-year-old Milwaukee man shot while in a vehicle pulling out of a gas station. Police say the driver of the victim’s vehicle yelled at the driver of another vehicle that was nearly struck. That driver pulled out a gun and fired one round into the victim’s vehicle. The suspect vehicle fled the scene.
7200 block of N. Teutonia Avenue: 32-year-old Milwaukee man shot during a funeral when two members of the same family began to argue. The victim was shot as he started to drive away. The shooter was arrested by the Brown Deer Police Department.
3700 block of N. 23rd Street: 19-year-old Milwaukee man shot by occupants of a vehicle that passed him as he was walking down the street.
1000 N. Old World Third Street: 44-year-old Milwaukee man shot while working security at Notte Nite Lounge after confronting a group of males he had denied entry to in an alley just south of the club. Police arrested a 23-year-old man after a short foot pursuit.
5200 block of W. Hampton Avenue: Two people killed and a third wounded in a shooting outside Comments Bar (see above).
104th and Kiehnau: 27-year-old Elkhorn man shot and killed after police say the victim showed up to purchase drugs and was then shot by the drug dealer during the transaction. The shooter fled the scene.

84 minutes is the time that elapsed between the first shooting Saturday afternoon and the last.