Police: 15-year-old shot when mother’s handgun fell from holster

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say a 15-year-old girl was shot and wounded Monday afternoon, July 30 when her mother’s handgun fell from its holster.

It happened around noon near Burleigh and Holton.

Police said the 41-year-old woman was also struck by gunfire when she attempted to catch the handgun. She grabbed the trigger, shooting herself in the leg, police said.

That bullet then ricocheted off of the concrete and struck her daughter in the leg.

They were both taken to the hospital for treatment.

Google Map for coordinates 43.074749 by -87.905234.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.