In a tragic turn of events, 30-year-old Julio Sostre-Vargas, also known as “Big Pook,” was fatally shot in Milwaukee’s south side on Thursday, October 19. This horrific event not only resulted in the loss of a life but also left his 5-year-old son seriously injured.
Milwaukee Shooting: What Happened to Julio Sostre-Vargas and His Son?
On that fateful Thursday afternoon, at around 4:31 p.m., a call was made to the Milwaukee police about an incident on the 700 block of S. Layton Blvd. Upon arrival, the police found a man who had been shot multiple times while he was in his car. The victim was identified as Julio Sostre-Vargas, also known by his nickname “Pook The Barber.”
Julio was waiting at a red light on 700 S. Layton Blvd., a busy street in Milwaukee’s Southside, when he was shot. His 5-year-old son was also in the vehicle at the time of the shooting and suffered serious injuries.
Milwaukee Police Response
Despite the immediate response from the police and medical teams, Julio Sostre-Vargas succumbed to his injuries. He was rushed to Froedtert Hospital, where the medical staff pronounced him dead. His son, who was also seriously hurt in the incident, was taken to the hospital for treatment. The current condition of the child has not been released to the public yet.
Barbara Lenway NarvaezYesterday I wanted Facebook to just shut up. I didn’t want to hear the prayers for my nephew and his son, I guess somehow I thought they were wrong, and if they stopped saying it, it would go away and not be true. Well, sadly it’s true, but today I can say it’s overwhelmingly heartwarming to see how loved he was. I feel like I’m getting to know him even more from all of the memories people are sharing. JULIO SOSTRE VARGAS you were so loved, you will be missed beyond measure
The shocking incident has left the community in Milwaukee deeply saddened and disturbed. As investigations continue into this tragic event, it is hoped that justice will be served and the perpetrator(s) will be brought to book.
As we mourn the loss of Julio Sostre-Vargas, let us keep his family, especially his young son, in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. This tragic event serves as a stark reminder of the senseless violence that continues to plague our communities. It’s a call to action for everyone to work together to create safer neighborhoods for ourselves and our children.