"Any of us could have got shot!" More than 40 bullets fired; several pierce home and one hit sleeping boy

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are investigating four shootings that occurred early Sunday, August 9th. One of those incidents is fatal, and another involves a bullet that struck a 10-year-old boy.

That incident occurred around 12:15 a.m. in the 2000 block of W. Lapham Street.

Police say an initial investigation has indicated two groups or individuals were shooting at each other in the street, and a round entered a home in the area -- striking a 10-year-old boy.

Markers show the more than 40 bullets fired in the area -- some piercing the home, and others striking a car nearby.

The boy was taken to the hospital for treatment, and he has been released. FOX6 News has learned the boy was shot in the leg as he was sleeping in bed.

Another bullet hit a man's pillow, and one more narrowly missed an eight-year-old girl.

"I heard like four shots. I was like, crying," eight-year-old Alexandra Bautista told FOX6 News, with permission from her mother.

Bautista says her 10-year-old brother was shot in the leg.

"When he tries to step on it, it hurts," Bautista said.

"The next thing I know is I just hear over a dozen gunshots come out of nowhere. I thought it was just a regular thing because this happens a lot. I woke up and there`s like holes in my house and I`m like what is going on?" a 19-year-old man who was in the home at the time of the shooting said.

The 19-year-old man tells FOX6 News he was sleeping in the front apartment unit with his uncle and grandmother. Three shots went into his living room.

"I felt panicking, nervous. I was mad, sad," the man said.

The man says one bullet hit his uncle's pillow.

"Any of us could have got shot. Any of us could of," the man said.

The circumstances that led up to this incident remain under investigation, but at this time, police do not believe the home was the target of the shooting.

But family members of the 10-year-old boy say they're making plans to move.

"I think we`re gonna move cause we don`t like this neighborhood," Bautista said.

The second incident occurred just minutes later, near 12:18 a.m. in the 2600 block of W. Capitol Drive.

Police say a 19-year-old Milwaukee man indicated he was sitting in his vehicle when an unknown actor approached and began to fire shots at him.

The victim suffered only a minor injury and was treated at the scene.

Police are also investigating a shooting that occurred around 3:15 a.m. near 49th and Hadley.

Police say a 24-year-old Milwaukee man identified as Deairius Anderson was found shot inside a vehicle at that location.

He was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

A 24-year-old female acquaintance of the man was taken into custody on scene.

MPD will present this case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office in the coming days.

The most recent incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. Sunday in the 4400 block of Sherman Boulevard.

Police say a 31-year-old Milwaukee man was shot by a known suspect during an argument.

The victim was taken to the hospital, and it is believed he will survive.

MPD continues to seek the known suspect in this case.

Investigations into each of these incidents is ongoing.