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Police: Girls ages 14, 15 in custody in connection with shooting that injured 13-year-old boy

Shooting investigation near 40th & Courtland, Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police said two suspects, girls ages 14 and 15 were arrested in connection with the shooting of a 13-year-old boy that happened Friday, Jan. 19 near 40th and Courtland.

Police said the suspects are tentatively facing charges of possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under the age of 18.

The shooting happened early Friday morning. Police responded around 4:40 a.m. The 13-year-old was shot in a home in the area.

“You could hear cars pulling up and screaming — ‘back off!'” said Miesha Heard, a concerned neighbor. “This block been trouble since the summertime — mostly from that house.”

Later in the day, police officers were seen going in and out of that home, while detectives gathered evidence.

“It’s bad when it happens to a little kid,” said Sam, a concerned neighbor. “It was bound to happen sooner or later. I knew it.”

Shooting investigation near 40th & Courtland, Milwaukee

People who spoke with FOX6 News said the home where it happened has been a hotbed for activity.

The investigation is ongoing.