MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee police say a shooting incident that led to the death of a 17-year-old girl Monday night, April 13th started with an argument between two girls. It's another shooting death in the city of Milwaukee, and another family is now grieving. Police Chief Ed Flynn says this type of fatality is far too frequent.
The shooting happened near Hopkins and Stark on the city's north side. The teenage girl, now identified as Shanice McClain, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other victims — a 25-year-old man and a 26-year-old man were taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.
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"The circumstances are clear. It was some kind of stupid fight. It's a typical phenomenon here. Time, after time, after time, the leading cause of homicidal violence with guns in this city is arguments and fights. Two groups of girls get in a fight, call their boyfriends. Boyfriends come with guns, light up the street corner, and kill an innocent girl who had nothing to do with this asinine dispute. That's the kind of homicide we're dealing with," Chief Flynn said.
Police are now searching for the suspect responsible for the death of a high school student whom a relative says was "doing everything she was supposed to be doing."
"I heard two little shots, and then like, six big ones. Then I heard slow singing and flower bringing, and that's not right," Carlos Dixon said.
McClain's aunt, Tasha Harbour says the young girl didn't live in the area where the shooting occurred.
"She was with her cousin. They were visiting somebody in the apartment building. We don't know who it was as of yet," Harbour said.
Dixon says with all the recent violence, he doesn't like what he's not seeing.
"Police kill an African-American and we, as African-Americans -- we protest. Now we have people killing each other -- African-Americans within our culture, and where's...will we march now?" Dixon said.
Anyone with information as to this incident is asked to contact police.