Police: 10-year-old girl who said she was shot in Washington Park fabricated story; shot herself

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MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police now say a reported shooting involving a 10-year-old girl in Washington Park was fabricated.

Police said the 10-year-old girl indicated she was playing with friends on Friday evening, September 4th around 5:30 p.m. when she heard a “pop” and realized she was shot.

Police said the girl then walked home and was taken to a hospital two hours later by her parents for treatment of a minor injury.

Now, police say further investigation into this incident has revealed the girl fabricated the story after she accidentally shot herself while playing with a firearm in her home.

Police say an investigationĀ into the incident, including how the girl accessed the gun is ongoing.

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.


  • Brisls

    This clarifies why it took 2 hrs for the parents to seek medical assistance for this child. Why did she have access to a firearm in the first place?

  • Michael Neals

    Is 10 to young to be arrested in this instance? I read a previous story where 5 to 10 year olds vandalized 41 cars and Racine police said they were to young to be arrested.

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