Police: 17-year-old boy shot near 44th and Center

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- An early morning shooting brought police to Milwaukee’s north side, and left neighbors feeling shaken.

It happened on the city’s north side, near 44th Sherman Avenue on Monday morning, June 24th.

Just a few hours later, the focus of detectives and officers was down the street and around the corner at a grocery store.

Neighbors say that's because the victim ran there to get help after he was shot.

Witnesses say the victim was about 17 years old, and was bleeding from the neck and chest.

Police say the 17-year-old who was shot is alive, and was being treated at the hospital.

Neighbors say the incident has put them on edge.

“I live down that a way about a block-and-a-half down, and was just coming to the store to buy a juice. And when I got across the street, they told me I couldn’t go because it’s a crime scene,” said LaVan Harris. “It's very unusual. I don’t know what this world is coming to. It’s terrible.”

Police are still piecing together exactly what happened. They stayed in the neighborhood for several hours talking to neighbors and to the victim’s family.

There are no suspects in custody in connection with this shooting.