The Milwaukee Police are investigating a shooting that occurred at 5:30 p.m. on September 4 in the 4200 Block of W. Lisbon Avenue. in Washington Park. A 10-year-old female victim indicated she was playing with friends when she heard a “pop” and realized she was shot. She then walked home and was taken to a local hospital two hours later by her parents where she was treated and released for a minor injury. Currently there are no suspect (s) for this incident and our investigation is ongoing.
UPDATED (9/6/2015 at 4:25 p.m.): Further investigation into the reported shooting of the 10-year-old girl in Washington Park has revealed that the girl fabricated the story after accidentally shooting herself while playing with a firearm in her home. Our investigation into the incident, including how the girl accessed the gun, is ongoing.