MILWAUKEE -- Five people were shot at a party near 28th Street and Ruby Avenue around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, June 21, according to police. Following that shooting, a man and woman died in a crash en route to the hospital.
Police said a 29-year-old man from Milwaukee sustained serious injuries in the shooting. Police said he walked into a hospital for treatment and was listed in critical condition.
A 33-year-old man from Milwaukee sustained serious injuries in the shooting and was taken to a hospital for treatment -- listed in stable condition.
Two Milwaukee women, ages 22 and 33, sustained non-life threatening injuries. Both were treated and released.
Police said a 34-year-old woman from Milwaukee who was hurt in the shooting was being transported to a hospital in a private vehicle at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and crashed into a tree near Sherman Boulevard and Nash Street. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, a 29-year-old man from Milwaukee, also died.
Family identified the man killed as LeeRance Riley. His family said the sudden, tragic loss is hard to comprehend. His brother added Riley was a good man, and a caring individual who went out of his way to help others.
Fatal crash near Sherman and Nash
"We were asleep, and we heard a gunfight -- like it was World War III going on," said a neighbor near the shooting scene. "It was just a lot of gunfire, and the wife and I got down into the basement, and we stayed down until we felt it was safe to come back up."
This, after police said a fight broke out at a party in the neighborhood.
"Shots going back and forth, and cars screeching off," said the neighbor. "I've gone out to different areas of Milwaukee, on the outskirts, and you don't see this type of thing happening -- but here in the inner city -- it's terrible."
He said violence like this is far too common on his block -- and said he hopes elected officials and police can work together to stop the violence, and save his neighborhood.
"I've had times where I've gone out in my back and seen this -- picked this up," he said. "All week long, one night after another -- shooting. We don't want a bullet to come through the window and hit us. I've heard a lot of them tell me that they're moving out. It's terrible. It's no way to live."
MPD is seeking unknown suspects in the shooting. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360 or Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS or P3 Tips App.
A GoFundMe account has been set up for LeeRance Riley. CLICK HERE to learn more.