Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett expressed anger and concern after watching surveillance video of a brazen sidewalk shooting that occurred during rush hour on Wednesday.
According to Milwaukee police, three teenage suspects attempted to steal a man’s electric bike at James Lovell and Wisconsin Avenue.
The video captured by 12 News shows one teen punching the man, while another pulled out a gun and shot him in the stomach.
A witness in the crossfire appeared to snap a picture and then helped the victim while the suspects fled the scene.
Police believe the suspects are between 15 and 18 years old.
The victim, a 39-year-old man, was recovering in the hospital.
The owner of In-N-Out Pantry, located at the corner of the intersection, said the bike was his friend’s only way to get to work in Brown Deer every day after thieves stole his car last month.
The owner appealed to the public to call the police with any information about the suspects.
The incident has raised concerns about the rise of gun violence in the city, with Mayor Barrett calling on Milwaukee residents to help prevent future incidents by reporting any suspicious activity.
No arrests have been made yet, and anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the police or leave an anonymous tip with Crimestoppers.