Police: Man attempting to steal car shoots owner when confronted

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting that happened in the neighborhood near Sherman and Burleigh on the city's north side Saturday evening, August 22nd.

Officials say just before 8:30 p.m., the victim of the shooting confronted a person who was attempting to steal his vehicle. The suspect shot the victim. The 27-year-old Milwaukee man suffered a non-life threatening injury.

Police are seeking a suspect in this case.

This non-fatal shooting comes on the heels of the 101st homicide in Milwaukee, which occurred early Saturday morning, August 22nd.

That homicide happened shortly before 2:00 a.m. near 15th and W. Scott.

A 35-year-old Milwaukee man, now identified as Gabriel Velazquez, was shot after an argument, when a suspect shot at his vehicle after he entered his vehicle and attempted to run over the suspects.

The victim then drove to the area of 16th and W. National, where he died.

The city's 100th homicide occurred Friday, August 21st around 7:00 p.m.

A 35-year-old Milwaukee man, now identified as Luis Santiago, was shot when he was approached in an alley by three to five males, and an argument ensued. One suspect shot the victim, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Milwaukee police say there were a total of 86 homicides during all of 2014.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says something needs to be done about all the violence we've seen this year.

"What we've seen is people lose their tempers. Sometimes alcohol is involved. Sometimes drugs are involved. Somebody feels they`ve been dissed and the guns come out. It's about controlling emotions," Mayor Barrett said.

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