Milwaukee police: Boy, grandma shot at park near 21st and Keefe

A 2-year-old boy, his grandmother and one other person were shot and wounded in Milwaukee's Franklin Heights neighborhood Tuesday, Oct. 4.

The shooting near 21st and Keefe happened around 2:15 p.m. The park where the boy was shot was littered with yellow as police surrounded a playground to collect evidence.

"It’s really, really bad over here," one neighbor told FOX6 News. She asked not to be identified, afraid the shooter might retaliate.

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The neighbor said she heard the gunshots and the screams for help.

"I come to my door, and I hear a lady’s voice saying: ‘He’s been shot. He’s been shot,'" said the neighbor. "I’m like, ‘Who’s been shot?’ I see it’s a baby."

Police scene near 21st and Keefe, Milwaukee

Police said someone fired "several" shots from a passing car and hit a 20-year-old man. The shots also hit the 2-year-old and his 74-year-old grandmother. All three people were seriously injured and taken to the hospital, the 2-year-old in critical condition. The neighbor said she held the boy until the ambulance arrived.

"It hurt me to the core. I got a 3-year-old, too, so my first reaction was to go like it was my child," she said.

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The neighbor said she hears gunshots too often. It's why she does not let her own children play outside there.

"We got to do better y’all. We got to do better – that’s it," she said. "The kids that are growing up now are our next teachers, doctors, lawyers and stuff. They need us more than anything."

Police are looking for whoever is responsible. Anyone with information is asked to call MPD at 414-935-7360; to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS or use the P3 tips app.