- Wednesday January 16th, 2013 :: 01:12 p.m. CST
Update on 01-05-13 shooting behind 108 N. Ashland Ave
On January 5th, at approximately 12:15 a.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting behind 108 North Ashland Avenue. There were five people sitting in a car behind this address when two individuals approached them and fired several rounds into their vehicle. Four males were struck by gunfire and were hospitalized for their injuries. They have all been released from the hospital at this time. The victims were African American males between the ages of 17 and 23. Two of the victims were current residents of Green Bay, and a 17 year old and 21 year old were residents of Chicago. These victims were targeted and we do not have information to believe that other members of the public are in danger.
The two suspects ran east through the yards from the scene. They got into a newer model sports utility vehicle, red in color, which was waiting for them in the 100 block of North Maple Ave. There was possibly a female driver of this vehicle. The vehicle left northbound on Maple Ave. Evidence and statements from the victims indicate at least one handgun was used.
We cannot determine if the suspects knew the identities of all the victims in the car, so to protect the victims and their families we will not be releasing their names at this time.
From interviews that have been completed we believe that the suspects were targeting one or more of the victims. We are not releasing any information on possible motives at this time because we do not want to jeopardize the investigation or the prosecution of any suspects. We are aggressively pursuing all leads on this case and receive new information every day.
We are now asking for the communities help to identify a vehicle and person of interest in this investigation. We have surveillance video from an area gas station of a red sports utility vehicle and an African American male who may be related to the shooting. We are attempting to identify the vehicle and this male to determine the level of his involvement. Because of the severity of this case we caution the public not to approach this male or the owner of this vehicle. Please call us or your local law enforcement agency.
You can also call Crime Stoppers, remain anonymous, and be eligible for a cash reward. 920-432-STOP (7867) or submit a tip on the web at www.432stop.com
If you wish to speak to a Public Information Officer (PIO), Lt. Warych will be available at 2:30 PM at the police department. Thank you
Green Bay Police Department
307 South Adams Street
Green Bay, WI 54301
Professional Standards Division