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17-year-old boy killed in Sherman Park shooting: Officials

Posted at 5:46 PM, Apr 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-23 09:43:15-04

MILWAUKEE — A 17-year-old boy died during a shooting at a basketball court at Sherman Park, officials said.

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that deputies and Milwaukee police officers were called to the Sherman Park court around 4:51 p.m. There, a 17-year-old boy was pronounced dead at around 5:07 p.m. The office said it was not an officer-involved shooting.

Officials said they don't have anyone in custody, but don't believe there is any threat to the public.

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The MCSO's Criminal Investigative Division is investigating that incident. Officials said the circumstances of the shooting are still unknown.

"That's still under investigation, there are several witnesses, different competing theories right now, and that's still being investigated," said Inspector Brian Barkow with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.

About 40 people gathered around the scene at Sherman Park, including family.

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"Obviously a very traumatic scene, lots of emotions, so it was just trying to keep people back. Yes, the family was on scene and emotions were very high, a loved one was shot and killed," Inspector Barkow said of the scene.

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The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office said in a separate statement that their office is also investigating the apparently unrelated homicide of a 14-year-old female. The office did not identify where that second homicide occurred, and when.

This comes after the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors approved Thursday a proposal from Nancy Lieberman Charities and Fiserv to fund a new basketball court at Sherman Park, through their Dream Courts program.

Supervisor Felesia A. Martin led the effort to receive the donation along with the Milwaukee County Parks Department, according to a statement Thursday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee County dispatch at 414-278-4788.

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