Child in critical condition after being shot while sitting in car near 5th and Concordia
Updated: 5:32 p.m. May 17, 2019
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police are still looking for the suspect(s) who fired the shots that hit a 7-year-old boy sitting in a parked car.
“It is so saddening," said Pastor Elijah Ndon with Holy Ghost Evangelical Lutheran Church. "I mean, I don’t understand what is going on.”
The shooting happened around 10:30 P.M. Thursday near 5th and Concordia. Church leaders say the violence needs to stop.
“Put down your guns, it doesn’t make sense people are dying,” Minister Rafe Perry with Solomon Community Temple, said.
The boy’s mother drove him to the hospital.
Police say he is in critical, but stable condition and could have more surgeries ahead of him.
“It’s very sad,” Rafe said.
The shooting happened just steps away from Rafe’s church and senior apartments.
“All the sudden I heard like 4-5 shots, I hit the floor and I didn’t know what was going on,” Aaron Moore, who lives near the scene, said.
Friday morning police were back on the scene going through yards looking for evidence.
“I pray for the city,” Rafe said. “Our city is in turmoil.”
This is the 13th child to be shot in Milwaukee so far this year.
At this time last year, eight kids had been shot.
“It’s going to take the community to change these things,” Rafe said.
Police are still investigating what led up to this shooting.
Posted: 3:20 a.m. May 17, 2019
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A 6-year-old boy is in critical condition following a shooting in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Police were called to the scene near N. 5th St. and W. Concordia Ave. around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday.
According to police, the child was inside a parked car when someone began shooting a gun outside. Bullets pierced the car and hit the child. The victim's mother took her son to the hospital for treatment.
The shooting happened steps away from a church and the pastor there has a message to the family.
"We are so shocked and now the prayer goes to our neighborhood. We pray for that child that's been in recovery and also for the family that's involved and the doors of the church are always open for counseling, for whatever situation," said Pastor Elijah Ndon with Holy Ghost Lutheran Church.
"I was sitting in my front room playing on my phone and I was Googling and all of a sudden I heard about four or five shots. I hit the floor and I didn't know what was going on," witness Aaron Moore said.
MPD continues to investigate the circumstances that led up to the shooting and are seeking a suspect.