2 children shot in Milwaukee; 7-year-old boy, 14-year-old girl hurt

Two Milwaukee children were shot and wounded Sunday, July 30. 

A 14-year-old girl was shot and wounded near 24th and Auer in Milwaukee Sunday night. It happened around 11:35 p.m. 

The circumstances leading up to the shooting are under investigation, however, it appears to be related to a verbal confrontation/physical fight prior to the shooting. 

24th and Auer shooting, Milwaukee

No arrests have been made. 

This shooting comes just hours after a 7-year-old boy was shot and wounded shortly before 4 p.m. near 5th and Clarke in Milwaukee on Sunday afternoon, July 30. He arrived at a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Police say two children located an unsecured firearm and when it discharged, it and unintentionally struck the victim. 

An 11-year-old boy and a 33-year-old woman were arrested. Criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the upcoming days. 

Milwaukee Police want to remind everyone to secure your firearms in a safe place and out of the reach of children.

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