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November 12, 2007
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Gang shootout began as revenge ambush; two Wisc. officers injured

Two susepcts opened fire on the car and its occupants, not realizing they were police officers and thinking they were Mexican Posse members.

By Dan Benson
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 Wisc. police vehicle the target of gunifre; 2 officers wounded

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — A teenager involved in a shootout last week between rival gang members that left five people wounded, including two Milwaukee police officers, told an investigator that it began as an ambush he planned as revenge against one of the teenage victims for raping his mother years before.

Victor Veloz, 15, and Jose M. Fernandez, 24, were charged Sunday with several felonies, including first-degree attempted homicide for their role in the incident that occurred near the corner of S. 12th and W. Madison streets Tuesday.

Fernandez appeared Sunday before Milwaukee County Court Commissioner Barry Slagle, who set bail at $500,000. Fernandez remains in Milwaukee County Jail.

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