MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee barber was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting Sunday evening while working at a local convenience store, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office said.
The fatal shooting occurred about 5:40 p.m. Sunday at a convenience store, a few blocks north of the recently reopened King of Glory Baptist Church, near 40th and East Layton.
Sheriff David Clarke said 47-year-old David Daniels was working at the store when four masked gunmen drove into the parking lot and opened fire, killing him and injuring two others. The men then fled in a black SUV, Clarke said.
“Our deputies and police officers work very hard to keep a lid on violent criminals in our community and I hate to say this but sometimes someone gets a bigger than life dose of reality,” Clarke said at a news conference Sunday night.
The shooting was not random, Clarke said. He did not disclose any possible motive and said no arrests had been made.
Milwaukee County Chief Deputy District Attorney Kent Lovern said at the news conference that the county medical examiner ruled the shooting a homicide.
Police did not have any suspects in custody, authorities said.
Authorities have not identified the men shot Sunday night. But in a statement issued Sunday evening, Crime Stoppers said authorities were looking for “two masked armed men who fled the scene in a black, newer model Chevy Suburban.”
Crime Stoppers offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, the statement said.
The church is a few blocks away from Memorial Stadium, one of the largest and oldest sporting venues in the state, and the home of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee football team. It is also just down the street from two large suburban malls, Menards and Dillard’s.
The UWM football team held a prayer service outside the church Sunday night.
The fatal shooting is the third homicide in recent weeks in Milwaukee. Two additional people died as a result of accidents as police investigated multiple other crimes and non-fatal shootings.