Shooting outside Rufus King High School was over dispute on social media

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58)  -- Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman says a fight that led to a shooting outside Rufus King High School happened due to a dispute on social media.

The shooting happened around 7:25 p.m. Tuesday night. Officers were called to the scene for a report of a fight. While in route, the incident was upgraded to a shooting.

Officers say there was a fight between two females outside the school during a girl's high school basketball game. A large group gathered to watch the fight. That is when police say a man shot a gun several times, injuring five people.

Three victims, aged 15, 16 and 17, all arrived to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, stemming from the shooting. 

Two additional victims arrived at local hospitals following the incident near N. 19th St. and W. Fiebrantz Ave. on the city's North side. 

A 15-year-old Milwaukee girl suffered multiple gunshot injuries, and was in stable condition. A 20-year-old Milwaukee woman was also shot multiple times, and in stable condition. Both are expected to survive their injuries. 

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson was at a press conference Wednesday morning regarding the shooting. He says behavior like this from adults is unacceptable. 

"Over Facebook, over social media. And the worst part about it is while those kids were shot it was the adults in their lives that brought the guns into the equation. Adults are supposed to be the role models and set the example...not escalate the problem," said Johnson. 

Milwaukee Police continue to search for a known male suspect.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at (414) 935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-Tips or P3 Tips App.

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