"We could have had a tragedy:" Shootout near 20th and Brown, while school was in session

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee police are investigating a shots fired incident that occurred near 20th and Brown on Thursday morning, December 11th.

It happened just after 10:00 a.m.

Police say they received multiple calls from people reporting shots being fired.

We're told people in two vehicles began shooting at one another. Nearly 30 shots were fired, but no one was struck by the gunfire.

School was in session at the nearby Brown Street Academy when this occurred.

Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn says his officers will collect shell casings to try to match them with guns used in other crimes.

"We could have had a tragedy. It's a miracle we didn't. We had two carloads of complete knuckleheads as far as I can tell firing at each other over God knows what," Chief Flynn said.

So far, police don't have anyone in custody in connection with this incident.