MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are investigating a double shooting that killed one man and sent another to the hospital on Milwaukee's north side early Sunday morning. Sunday evening, a vigil was held, and hundreds came out to remember the young man who was gunned down.
Police say it happened near Fond du Lac Avenue and Tamarack around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Police say the incident started in the street as a dispute, followed by a double shooting.
A 19-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, and an 18-year-old man was also shot, but is expected to survive his injuries.
Police say no arrests have been made at this time. This is Milwaukee's 12th homicide of 2012.
Sunday night, a vigil was held at the scene of this double shooting."It helps us realize we as a people need to come together and work things out. There's different ways to handle situations," one vigil-goer said.
The family of the 19-year-old victim says his name is Raheem Johnson, but police are not yet naming him. Hundreds came out to remember him Sunday night. "He's just a real respected person, and I just feel like whoever did this should turn themselves in, because he didn't deserve it," another vigil-goer said.
The hope of those that organized Sunday's vigil is that the tears shed near Fond du Lac Avenue and Tamarack will be the last for a long time. "I hope things get better. We want to make a change coming from ourselves first," one vigil-goer said.
If you have any information on this double shooting that may be helpful to police, you're asked to give them a call at 414-935-7233.