Vehicle smashes into Bouchard's storefront in Milwaukee, shots fired

MILWAUKEE -- Three young men drive a stolen van into the Bouchard’s store on Martin Luther King Dr. around 4 a.m. on Friday, June 3rd during an attempted burglary -- and one ends up shot.

Even though it happened several hours ago, a lot has already been cleaned up but the damage is still obvious.

Taking a closer look, you can see the brick crumbling from where the van crashed into the building. If you look close enough, you can even see a bullet hole or two.

At first, Kaz Hardy wasn't surprised to see all the officers surrounding Bouchards. But then he got a closer look, specifically at the bullet holes.

"This is a high retail clothing store that the store was broken into looks like a failed attempt to me. That's kind of scary because anybody could have been coming by," said Hardy.

At 4 a.m. Friday morning, police say a stolen van was driven into the building in an attempt to break in and burglarize the store.

A 20-year-old man was shot. Sources tell FOX6 News the shooter was the store owner.

The 20-year-old was taken to a local hospital by a 17 and 18-year-old. All three were taken into custody.

Back at the store, cleanup began.

"This is pretty bad. This damage is really extensive," said Steve Myles, The Glass Company.

Myles says cement barriers are meant to stop a vehicle from hitting the building. Clearly it didn't work in this case because he says the vehicle was going too fast.

It may be a unique situation, but it's not an unusual location. Myles has been there before.

"I fixed about 7 windows about 3 months ago," said Myles.

Several people nearby can recall at least one break in or burglary within the past few years, including one back in November of 2014 in which the owner was shot.

In the situation on Friday, the 20-year-old shot is being treated for serious injuries.

The glass company tells FOX6 News the damage is estimated at about $12,000-$15,000 dollars.

Monitor FOX6 News and for updates on this developing story.