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MPD: 14-year-old boy charged in connection with triple shooting at 36th and Courtland

Triple shooting near 36th and Courtland in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office has charged a 14-year-old boy in connection with the shooting of three other teens near 36th and Courtland in Milwaukee on Thursday, April 18. That is according to a news release from the Milwaukee Police Department.

The 14-year-old was criminally charged with four counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety and one count of possession of a dangerous weapon by a child. Three teens were hurt — but Milwaukee police said there was another individual who was present. That accounts for the fourth recklessly endangering safety charge.

Police said the shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. last Thursday. The victims, a 13-year-old girl, a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl, suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening. They were taken to the hospital for treatment. Early on, officials say the victims were not cooperating with the investigation.

Triple shooting near 36th and Courtland in Milwaukee

Following the shooting, prosecutors said Marcellus Purifoy dropped off the shooter before leading police on a pursuit that ended in a crash near 40th and North. That crash killed Larenzo Jones, 18, who died from his injuries days later. He was a passenger in Purifoy’s vehicle. The crash involved a school bus and a truck. The driver of the truck was hurt, and a juvenile in the school bus also suffered injuries.

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