Funeral arrangements planned for 14 year-old victim of North Lake Drive shooting
The funeral arrangements have been made for the victim of the shooting that took place on July 3 near North Lake Drive.
Tariq Akbar's wake and funeral will be held this Saturday at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 2345 N. 18th St. in Milwaukee. The wake is from 10 AM to 11 AM. His funeral will follow at noon.
He’ll be laid to rest at Graceland Cemetery near 43 and Green Tree Rd.
Milwaukee Police announced that they have a juvenile male in custody as a person of interest after a 14-year-old teen was shot shot and killed during an argument that apparently stemmed from Facebook.
Milwaukee Police said the shooting took place around 10:30 p.m. Friday near North Lake Drive and East Wyoming. Dozens of officers were in the area due to the lakefront fireworks when they heard approximately 8-9 shots and discovered the victim.
Witnesses said the shooting was between two teens who had been arguing over a girl, an argument that had started online. Emergency responders began performing CPR on the teen and were able to briefly stabilize him, but he later died at Children's Hospital from his injuries.