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Police: 15-year-old boy injured in Kenosha after ‘negligent discharge of a weapon’

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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.

Shooting near 38th Avenue and 50th Street in Kenosha

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.

Shooting near 38th Avenue and 50th Street in Kenosha

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.

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