Driver, 15-year-old shot in head as revenge for accidentally running over, killing 2-year-old girl

Milwaukee police say the driver of a van who struck and killed a 2-year-old has been shot dead at the scene of the accident – possibly in revenge.

A 15-year-old boy was also shot and later died – though it’s not clear what his connection to the incident was.

Police Captain Timothy Heier says the car accident occurred at 5:10pm Sunday after the child ran into the street in a residential neighborhood on the 4600 block of North 48th Street in Milwaukee.

The driver remained at the scene and stayed in his van while police arrived.

Before officers could show up, someone opened fire – shooting the driver in the head. He died at the scene.

A 15-year-old boy was also shot and later died at the hospital. Police say the teen was not a passenger in the van.

The driver’s father identified him as father-of-four Archie Brown Jr, to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Police are still looking for the person responsible, and so far they have released few details on the tragic incident.

Milwaukee Alberman Joe Davis was called to the scene on Sunday and gave statements, indicating the shooting may have been carried out in revenge for the little child’s death.

‘I know that the people in that house may have been very, very upset about the incident — the vehicular incident that occurred, but you don’t solve these types of things with guns, and start shooting and taking other people’s lives,’ Davis said.

Archie Brown Sr told the Journal Sentinel that police showed him a picture of the victim, who he identified as his son, and learned that he had been shot in the head.

Brown Sr said his son was a real estate entrepreneur and landlord who leaves behind four daughters – the youngest just six months old.

‘My son’s just been murdered,’ Brown Sr said in a phone call just after speaking with investigators.

Brown’s half-brother Riles Rilley also spoke with the Journal Sentinel and said that Brown was the co-owner of Seven West nightclub.

‘Just a good person all around. Never had any enemies. Always looking to do the right thing,’ he said.

Source: The DailyMail

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