Southbound I-43 closed at National Avenue following a shooting

Southbound I-43 closed at National Avenue following a shooting

A man was found shot several times on an I-43 off-ramp, authorities say.

The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened shortly before 8 p.m. on the southbound I-43 Lapham Boulevard off-ramp.

Milwaukee police officers and sheriff’s deputies found a 24-year-old man who had been shot several times. First responders took the man to a hospital where his condition remains “unknown,” although he was “conscious and breathing” during transport, a sheriff’s office spokesperson said.

The sheriff’s office said a suspect is being sought based off a vehicle description, which is not yet publicly available.

All southbound lanes of I-43 at National Avenue were closed for more than two hours, so the sheriff’s office could conduct an investigation.

Contact Drake Bentley at (414) 391-5647 or Follow him on Twitter at @DrakeBentleyMJS

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