Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: Man shoots 7-year-old near 23rd and Locust, FBI offers $5K reward for information
Updated: 6:05 p.m. on April 13, 2020
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The FBI has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the suspect's arrest.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360 or Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS, where their tip could lead to an additional $1,000 reward.
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee child was shot by a stranger while playing outside. Now, investigators say they need your help to find the suspect.
The shooting happened near 23rd and Locust on April 3. A 7-year-old boy playing in a lot heard a group of people arguing. He went to check it out and saw a man hiding behind a garbage can. When the man saw the little boy, authorities said he pointed his gun and shot the child in the leg. Then, the suspect ran off.
Police have no witnesses or evidence. The little boy will be OK, but it could have been worse.
"Here it is a kid outside playing he was actually hitting golf balls in the vacant field over there. He has nothing to do with whatever is going on and gets shot," said Captain Craig Sarnow, with the Milwaukee Police Department. "We don’t know why, he did give a description and said after he was shot the guy more or less said 'oh my God,' to the point where it sounds like he didn't mean to shoot him but he did, he shot him and then ran off."
If you know anything about the shooting that happened near 23rd and Locust, call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS. You can also submit a tip to the P3 app in the app store. Your identity is always anonymous and you could get a reward if your tip leads to an arrest.