MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office (MCMEO) and Milwaukee Police Department are investigating the homicide of a 15-year-old boy.
The teen, later identified as Heavion Scott, was pronounced dead at a local hospital around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Milwaukee police say he died from gunshot injuries.
MCMEO and Milwaukee police say the location of the shooting is yet to be determined.
Scott's family admits he got caught up in the wrong crowd but prayed it wouldn't come to this.
Milwaukee Police are not revealing many details on the crime, only that the 15-year-old was dropped off at a local hospital Wednesday evening. No one is in custody for his death.
Scott’s mother, who did not want to share her name, says she was not able to say a final goodbye to her son.
“I showed up at St. Joseph’s and about 10 minutes later, doctors came out and told me my son was dead,” she said.
TMJ4 also spoke to Scott’s 14-year-old sister, who was there when the shooting happened. She admits they were among a group of kids in four stolen cars. She says they were leaving a gas station at North Teutonia Avenue and West Roosevelt Drive, when someone from another car drove up and started shooting at them.
“They said that my brother was shot,” she said. “I got out of the car, and I looked at my brother and I grabbed my phone and called my mama.”
She says many of the kids took off running, leaving her brother, who was severely injured, in the car. One young girl decided to stay and drive him to Ascension St. Joseph’s.
“All I can say is, it opened my eyes,” the victim's sister said. “I’m not okay. I’m not going to get messed up in this stuff again.”
Their mom hopes it serves as a wake-up call for others.
“To the kids, all I can say is stay close to your mama, your family, your home,” she said. “Try to stay positive and do something positive. I know Milwaukee is not the best place and I know it is hard, but we can all get through this together. You do not need to be in stole cars or hanging around kids doing bad things. Everything that I tried to tell him as a parent. You can find different friends.”
She says her son was a good kid who got caught up in the wrong things, with the wrong crowd. She had been trying to get him back on the right track, but nothing was working.
"I didn’t want him to get in more trouble,” she said. “He had already got in trouble before. I didn’t want him to continue to get in trouble. I had been reaching out to social workers and the courts, trying to find help. Now my son is gone. It’s too late.”
An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.
Milwaukee police initially reported Scott was 14 years old, but in an update they confirmed he was 15. So does family.
Police continue to seek unknown suspects. 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.