Milwaukee boy, 11, shot while inside his home

A Milwaukee boy, 11, was shot Wednesday night, Jan. 25 near 65th and Silver Spring, only 3 minutes from the Milwaukee Police Department's District 4 station.

It happened around 6 p.m.

The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

Investigators are looking into what led to the shooting. They could not confirm whether the home was targeted, but FOX6 found multiple bullet holes in the front of the home. Neighbors said no other home was hit.

"I was home, watching TV," said Tamira Greene, neighbor. "I didn’t really hear nothing but a bunch of shots."

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Greene said the police response was instant.

"I looked out and saw they were at my neighbors' house, and I found out that the 11-year-old got shot in the back," said Greene.

Police said the boy was inside his home when the bullets flew in. 

"Bullets don’t have eyes or necessary targets, so they can come through anybody’s window or home frame," said Greene. "Anybody could have been injured."

Greene said she's grateful the boy wasn't killed.

"Thank God that he is OK, and I just pray for him and that he doesn’t have any traumatic traumas later, afterward, and he can continue to be the bright light kid that he is," said Greene.

FOX6 News knocked on the door Thursday, and no one was home. Neighbors said the boy was still in the hospital.

"It’s sad," said Greene. "It’s more than just cry-worthy."

With so many unanswered questions, Greene said now is not the time to stay silent.

"The quietness, the keep it to yourself, that got to go," said Greene. "It is so like, not helping."

No arrests have been made. 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 414-224-Tips or P3 Tips.