Milwaukee police investigate shooting that left 15-year-old boy dead
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The mother of a teenage boy shot and killed Wednesday, May 11, is speaking out. The younger sister of the teen was there during the shootout.
Heavion Scott's mother and younger sister say he was at the wrong place at the wrong time, saying a hangout with friends quickly turned violent.
"We were really close," said Scott's sister. "I'd call him 'Heavy' and he'd call me Ivy."
Scott's sister, just 14 years old, says her brother was taken suddenly. She said a hangout with friends started at a park near 20th and Olive when they noticed two cars following them on their way to a gas station. Scott's sister described the cars as a blue tinted Hyundai and a gray tinted car. As they were leaving, 18 shots rang out and that's when Scott's sister heard from friends Scott was hurt.
"They told me my brother was shot, I got out the car and I looked at my brother and I grabbed my phone and I called my mama and I noticed the car kept following us so we sped off and then they rushed my brother to St. Joseph's," Scott's sister said.
According to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office, Scott was pronounced dead at St. Joseph's Hospital.
"He was a good kid. I mean he was just hanging around the wrong crowd," said Scott's mother, Desma Harris.
Desma Harris said that's how she'll remember her son, but said this kind of reckless violence has to stop.
"Try to stay positive, do something positive. I know Milwaukee is not the best place and I know it’s hard but we can all get through this together," Harris said.
Scott's sister said she'll now be thinking twice about her surroundings.
Meantime, police continue to seek the unknown suspects in connection to Scott's death.
If you have any information, please contact Milwaukee police at (414)-935-7360. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (414)-224-Tips or the P3 Tips App.