Stray Bullets Kill Infant in Milwaukee Home

AP Photo/David Goldman
AP Photo/David Goldman

A one-year-old boy who was visiting a home on the 6400 block of North 73rd Street was killed when bullets were fired into the home from the street, officials reported Saturday.

“I am extremely saddened to report that the 13-month-old little boy who was shot in the 6400 block of N. 73rd St. has died of his injuries. This is now a homicide investigation,” Deputy Inspector Terrence Gordon said in a statement.

The owners of the home had only recently moved in and said they had not heard of any problems in the neighborhood before or since moving in.

Police have no motive for the shooting and are not sure if the house was targeted on purpose or if the shots were stray bullets from some sort of altercation that occurred on the street.

Milwaukee police are asking that anyone with any information about the shooting or shooters to call 414-935-7360.

Several other children have fallen to violence in Milwaukee recently, including two five-year-old girls.

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