Girl, 10, clinging to life after being shot on school playground

Police say two people were shooting at each other when a child was caught in the crossfire.

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by Shakara Robinson
by Marshanna Hester

MILWAUKEE -- A young girl continues to fight for her life at Children's Hospital Thursday after being shot while playing at Clarke Street School.

Police say two people were shooting at each other around 7 p.m. Wednesday when 10-year-old Sierra Guyton  was caught in the crossfire.

She lives right across the street from the playground where she was injured. 

Guyton was taken to Children's Hospital, where family members say she is "still fighting".

Mayor Tom Barrett expressed his frustrations with the constant flow of gun violence shortly after the shooting.

"The thugs who thought nothing of having a gunfight on a playground need to be locked up for a very, very long time." Barrett said in a statement. "Right now these gunslingers believe that there are no consequences to walking the streets armed and shooting whenever the mood strikes them." 

Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn echoed those comments.

"We need you, the community, to help us solve this crime and to tell your young men to put the guns down," Flynn said. 

Police say they are following up on leads and have a suspect description.

Stay tuned to CBS 58 News for updates. 

 

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