MILWAUKEE -- A 12-year-old boy was shot and wounded by a 10-year-old girl near 11th and Atkinson in Milwaukee on Thursday morning, Oct. 18. Police said the boy was playing with some younger cousins when one of them came across a gun and accidentally pulled the trigger.
It happened around 8:30 a.m.
"We got the phone call saying that his mother's house was taped around. We jumped up, came over, and this is what we found," said a relative of the victim.
It was a chaotic scene in the neighborhood following the shooting. Police said the 12-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet fired inside a home.
"Got grazed by a gun. We don't know who had the gun. We don't know where the gun came from," said the victim's relative.
The relative, who did not want to be identified, said the child and a younger cousin were staying with relatives at the time of the incident.
"Grandmother, great-grandmother and grandfather," the relative said.
Police said the 10-year-old accidentally pulled the trigger after discovering a gun inside the home.
"Don't no weapons, or none of that, in their house, 'cause don't nobody live there but them," the victim's relative said.
Some neighbors said incidents like this are far too common.
"I'm not surprised at all. I'm tired of it. I hear gunshots all the time in this neighborhood," said Michael Beaudry, neighbor.
Beaudry, who said he's lived in this neighborhood for decades directed his concerns at parents.
"Shocked. Why wasn't he in school?" asked Beaudry.
During the investigation, FOX6's cameras captured a gun recovered by police, as well as a woman -- who FOX6 News was told is a relative of the boy -- put into a squad car.
As things quieted down, the attention returned to the young boy recovering in the hospital.
"Thanks God of that -- nobody died," said the relative of the victim.
Police noted the family was uncooperative, and said two adults were arrested. Criminal charges will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.