KENOSHA — A 15-year-old boy was transported to the hospital Thursday morning, March 7 for a gunshot wound. The incident was being investigated as “negligent discharge of a weapon” and one person was in custody.
In an update Thursday afternoon, police said the boy was treated at the hospital for a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was in stable condition. Police said officers recovered a firearm from the apartment unit.
Police were dispatched to the apartment in the area of 38th Avenue and 50th Street around 6:10 a.m. for reports of a shooting.
An 18-year-old man was taken into custody on a probation hold.
Police said the man and boy were acquaintances, and detectives believed there was no threat to the community.
Police said a recommendation on possible charges could come as soon as Monday, March 11.
If anyone has information about this incident, please contact the Kenosha Police Department Detective Bureau at 262-605-5203. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Kenosha Area Crime Stoppers at 262-656-7333.