Violent Easter weekend: Two dead, one hurt in shootout outside Comments Bar in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting that left two people dead and a third wounded outside of Comments Bar near 52nd and Hampton. This incident is the latest in what was a very violent Easter weekend in Milwaukee.

Police say the gunfire erupted at bar closing. Two people apparently bumped into each other -- which prompted an argument. Both individuals then went to their cars, retrieved firearms, met in front of the bar and continued to argue. At one point, they both drew their weapons and shot each other. Both died on scene from their injuries.

The third victim, the brother of one of the shooters, was caught in the crossfire. He is being treated at the hospital and is expected to survive.

A woman who says she is the sister of one of the deceased had this to say:

"I got a bad call saying my brother gone, man. It's crazy out here. Very upset but at the same time he's a good man. It happened on Easter day. You can tell he's a good man. He's always been a good man. Never give anyone any problems, so I just put it in God's hand and let God handle it," Shavon Martin said.

This is the seventh shooting incident to occur during Easter weekend in Milwaukee. Five of those shootings occurred within less than two hours on Saturday, April 4th.

Easter weekend violence

A breakdown of all the shooting incidents this weekend is as follows:

    84 minutes is the time that elapsed between the first shooting Saturday afternoon and the last.

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