Police officials in Milwaukee, Wisconsin said Sunday that a car driver, identified as Archie Brown Jr., who hit and killed a two-year-old child, was shot to death on the scene of the incident by an unidentified person. A teenager was also found shot at the accident site, and later died in the hospital during surgery.
The accident reportedly occurred at 5:10 p.m. on Sunday, when the toddler ran onto the street and was hit by the car, Police Captain Timothy Heier said, according to the Daily Mail. Police officials, who suspect that the shootings were conducted to avenge the toddler’s death, are still searching for the person who shot Brown and the teenager. The 15-year-old, who has not been identified yet, was reportedly not a passenger in the car.
“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,” Milwaukee Alderman Joe Davis, who was called to the accident site, told the Daily Mail.
The involvement of the teen in the incident was not clear, authorities reportedly said.
Brown’s father Archie Brown Sr. said there was a young man in the car with his son. The person was unhurt in the incident and was being interviewed by police, he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
"My son's just been murdered," Brown Sr. told the Sentinel, adding: "That's terrible. My son has gone to eternity."
Riles Rilley, the half brother of Brown Jr., told the Sentinel, that the 22-year-old was "just a good person all around” and that he “never had any enemies.” Rilley also said Brown Jr. was “always looking to do the right thing.”