Police say both victims in shoe store shooting are in custody
MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting that happened at Uncle Joe's Shoes and Sportswear near Capitol Dr. and Teutonia Ave. Saturday morning, December 21st.
Two men were shot during the incident which took place around 10 a.m. The victims, a 21-year-old and 25-year-old, were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
"All hell is going to break loose, and that's what happened," said Janice Banyard who was in line for the shoes. "There were over 200 people out here for eight pairs of shoes."
Witnesses say around 200 people were waiting in line to buy the new $185 Air Jordan 11 Gamma Blue sneakers when an altercation resulted in shots being fired.
"If you wanted shoes bad enough, you should have came out here and sat all night like the others did," said Banyard. "I just think it's ridiculous. It's ridiculous. They should have had a better system out here than that."
Banyard wasn't in the store at the time, but says friends told her people in the back of the line became rowdy and tried to skip ahead.
Police say the incident stemmed from an argument between two groups but would not say whether the shooting was over a certain type of shoes. The on-going investigation revealed that several shots were fired from different guns.
Both victims are in custody on charges related to the incident.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to call the Milwaukee Police Department non-emergency line at 414-933-4444.