MILWAUKEE — 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.
Police say there is no risk to the neighborhood, but police will come back out on Saturday, July 4th to make sure there are no attempts at retribution.
Police did not say how many suspects are responsible for this shooting.
If you have any information regarding this shooting, you are asked to call the Milwaukee Police Department at 414-935-7360. Police are actively asking for tips.