Update on 2:50 p.m. on December 30: The victims have been identified, and the South Milwaukee School District informed families that 18-year-old Jaelen Yracheta is a 2022 graduate of South Milwaukee High School. Please keep their families and friends in your prayers.
From the South Milwaukee Police Department …
At approximately 10:48 PM on Thursday, December 29th, 2022, the South Milwaukee Police Department was called to the area of 5th Avenue and Bay Heights Road after citizens discovered two unconscious people inside a vehicle. When officers arrived, they determined that both persons, an 18-year-old male, and a 17-year-old female, had been shot and were deceased.
The Police Department is working with the WI State Crime Lab to gather evidence and is asking that anyone with information contact the South Milwaukee Police Department at 414-768-8060.
Here is the actual press release.