MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Milwaukee Police have arrested a 39-year-old man who got into a gunfight while driving a van carrying seven children and their mother.
Two of the youngsters were hit by the bullets on Wednesday night, and they remained hospitalized Thursday with non-life-threatening injuries. Those victims were a 10-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl.
The seven kids in the van ranged from 2-years-old to 11.
Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said the van driver is being held for violating a previous probation. He was suspected of trying to settle a score with somebody after he had just been freed from prison.
Mayor Tom Barrett said anyone who gets into a gun battle while in a vehicle with 7 children is a "coward," because he's putting the kids' lives in danger.
While patrolling the area Thursday night, police also arrested as 23-year-old man wanted for another previous homicide. He was caught with a loaded gun in his vehicle while two children were on board.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)