On Thursday night, two 17 and 18-year-old victims were discovered dead in a car on Milwaukee’s south side, and there was sufficient evidence to convince detectives that a homicide had occurred.
Officers were called to the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Bay Heights Road after reports of two unconscious people discovered sleeping inside a car, according to a press statement from the South Milwaukee Police Department.
The two teenagers, an 18-year-old guy and a 17-year-old woman were shot when South Milwaukee police arrived. Authorities ruled this a crime scene and pronounced them dead.
As evidence from the scene is currently being collected and analysed by detectives working with the Wisconsin State Patrol’s WI State Crime Lab, new information regarding the sequence of events leading up to the shooting is being gleaned.
The investigation into the homicide is ongoing, but no suspects have been named as of yet. Calling the South Milwaukee Police Department at 414-768-8060 is a good first step for sharing information.
South Milwaukee murder:
On Thursday, just before 11 p.m., officers received a call about two unconscious people inside a car.
The responding police officers found the dead victims. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the fatalities as Jaelen Yracheta, 18, and Ava Allen, 17.
According to family members, the victims were cousins. One was a recent high school graduate, and the other was a senior.
According to accounts, Franklin High School was the victims’ alma mater. The double shooting homicide is being looked into by South Milwaukee police, who are also looking for a suspect in the slaying.
What happened to the teens?
The family claims that Yracheta’s mother discovered the kids dead inside the car and called 911.
The family claimed to be incensed but could not speak on camera. They are still looking for explanations for what happened and why it happened.
Near Fifth Avenue and Bay Heights Road, two teenagers were discovered shot: Jaelen M. Yracheta, 18, and Ava J. Allen, 17.
This investigation is still ongoing between the Wisconsin State Crime Lab and the South Milwaukee Police Department.
Police in South Milwaukee stated that, at this time, no other information would be released. Anyone with information is urged to phone 414-768-8060, according to the authorities.