14-Year-Old Killed In Milwaukee After Facebook Fight Over A Girl
Can we PLEASE stop acting like the things that happen online don’t have real life consequences. The phrase “It’s just the internet” needs to be put to rest…
A 14-year-old boy is dead after a fight over a girl on Facebook led to a shooting near the intersection of N. Lake and E. Wyoming on Milwaukee’s east side. The shooting took place at approximately 10:30 p.m. Friday night, July 3rd.
Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn addressed the media and stated eight or nine shots were fired while officers were patrolling the U.S. Bank Fireworks on Milwaukee’s lakefront — just yards from the shooting.
The 14-year-old boy was found pulseless after being shot in the head. Five officers in relay teams worked to save the boy. The officers were able to get a pulse back but the boy later died at Children’s Hospital.
“Words can’t express our frustration,” said Chief Flynn in a news conference with reporters. “This is more than a crime wave, this is a social phenomenon.”
Authorities say they do have leads in regards to the suspect who shot the boy — but no one is in custody at this time.
R.I.P. to this young man, thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.
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