Wisconsin shooting at tavern kills 12-year-old boy, injures another: police
A West Allis, Wisconsin, 12-year-old boy was killed, and another boy injured after gunshots were fired into a party on Saturday night, according to police.
The West Allis Police Department responded to reports of gunshots near 57th Street and Lincoln Avenue.
A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed at a party in a tavern in West Allis, Wisconsin on Saturday night. (Fox 6 WITI)
When officers arrived, they discovered gunshots were fired during a party at a nearby tavern, resulting in two juvenile boys getting shot.
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One of the juveniles, a 12-year-old boy, died at the scene while the other was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for his injuries.
Police said nobody was in custody for the shooting and the investigation is ongoing.
The roof of a police patrol car at night, with the blue and red lights flashing. (iStock)
Shortly after the shooting, police posted to Facebook and told the public if they have a loved one who was attending a social gathering in the area of the shooting to go to Longfellow Elementary School to be reunited with their loved one.
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Fox station WITI in Milwaukee spoke to a neighbor at the scene, who said they heard three-to-six gunshots and saw teens flee from a lounge.
The department encourages anyone with information about the incident to contact the West Allis Police Department at 414-302-8000.
Police added that additional information would be released as the investigation progresses.
Greg Wehner is a breaking news reporter for Fox News Digital.
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