Shooting in a grocery store: 2 dead, 1 injured


Two people are dead and one injured following a shooting at a grocery store outside of El Rey on Cesar Chavez Drive in Milwaukee. Police said shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday, a man entered the store, created a disturbance and two security guards chased him into the parking lot. When police said the man shot the guards, one of the guards fired back. One of the security guards and the man they were chasing were both shot and did not survive. Police the guard was a 59-year-old man. Police said a 41-year-old bystander was also lightly injured in the crossfire. A witness who was inside the store said: “A man came in shouting and a security guard took him out. He followed him to the parking lot. About five minutes passed and then I just heard gunshots.” The Villarreal family, owners of El Rey, sent a statement: “We are devastated by the violent act that resulted in a senseless loss of life this morning. This horrific event not only happened in the community we love, but outside our grocery store,” the statement read. . “Our deepest gratitude goes to the security team, who bravely put their lives on the line to prevent this tragedy from escalating and potentially becoming an even worse situation. And we thank each first responder as their actions helped to stabilize the scene and our neighborhood,” the statement read. “We are working proactively with law enforcement as they conduct a standard investigation. Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, we cannot provide further comment at this time. Just be aware that any The El Rey family is heartbroken by this senseless act and grateful for the support of our community,” the statement read.El Rey remained closed Saturday night. It reopened Sunday.

Two people are dead and one injured following a shooting at a grocery store outside of El Rey on Cesar Chavez Drive in Milwaukee.

Police said shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday, a man entered the store, created a disturbance and two security guards chased him into the parking lot.

When police said the man shot the guards, one of the guards fired back.

One of the security guards and the man they were chasing were both shot and did not survive.

Police the guard was a 59-year-old man.

Police said a 41-year-old bystander was also lightly injured in the crossfire.

A witness who was inside the store said: “A man came inside screaming and a security guard dragged him out. He followed her to the parking lot. About five minutes passed and I just heard gunshots.

The Villarreal family, owners of El Rey, sent a statement:

“We are devastated by the violent act that resulted in a senseless loss of life this morning. This horrific event occurred not only in the community we love, but outside of our grocery store,” the statement read.

“Our deepest gratitude goes to the security team, who bravely put their lives on the line to prevent this tragedy from escalating and potentially becoming an even worse situation. And we thank each first responder as their actions helped to stabilize the scene and our neighborhood,” the statement read.

“We are working proactively with law enforcement as they conduct a standard investigation. Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, we cannot provide further comment at this time. Just be aware that any the El Rey family is heartbroken by this senseless act and grateful for the support of our community,” the statement read.

El Rey remained closed Saturday night. It reopened on Sunday.


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