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13-year-old girl killed in triple shooting at 5th and Rogers

Shanaria M. Wilson
5th and Burnham
Posted at 11:30 PM, Apr 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-25 18:22:36-04

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A 13-year-old girl was killed in a triple shooting at 5th and Rogers Sunday night, capping a violent weekend in Milwaukee. A 10-year-old girl is among the injured, police said.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's office identified her as Shanaria M. Wilson.

Shanaria M. Wilson
Shanaria M. Wilson

Milwaukee police were called to the shooting around 9:40 p.m., where they found the child. First responders brought her to the hospital, where staff pronounced her dead.

The 10-year-old girl, identified as Shanaria's little sister Shyier Wilson, also suffered life-threatening injuries and is now in the hospital in a serious but stable condition. A 18-year-old man suffered non-life-threatening injuries, is in the hospital and is expected to survive, according to MPD.

Shanaria and Shyier
13-year-old Shanaria Wilson and 10-year-old Shyier Wilson.

Police are seeking unknown suspects.

5th and Burnham
The scene of the fatal shooting at 5th and Burnham on Sunday.

A neighbor told TMJ4 News she heard the shots and at first thought it was fireworks. She said she brought the injured 10-year-old, Shyier, to her home and sat her on the porch. The little girl had been shot multiple times and was in shock, said the neighbor.

Up and down the block, people told TMJ4 they are angry, confused, and that there should not be a memorial here for Shanaria Wilson. She should have never been shot, they said.

One resident showed us surveillance video on a smartphone but said she didn't have permission to share it. You can see a group of kids playing and then suddenly scatter.

"My action was to run back home, grab some towels, some gloves, some stuff. Got ready, ran out there," a neighbor, who wanted to remain anonymous, told TMJ4 news.

Family says Shanaria was a student at Audubon Middle School. They say she was independent and had a bright future. She loved dancing, TikTok, and doing hair. Her stepfather, Reginald Moton, says his heart is broken.

Police have been walking the block where the girls were shot.

"We're out here to show we're out here, we care," MPD Captain Patrick Pajot said. "We're here for the community. We're here to support the community."

That hasn't eased the concerns of many who live here.

"Why shoot when you see innocent people out here? So many bullets out there. My reaction, my mood right now, is to lay low, be aware, and know where I'm at," a neighbor anonymously told TMJ4 News.

Shanaria is among three killed in shootings over the weekend in Milwaukee. At least 21 people were shot in 18 separate shootings from Saturday until overnight Monday, police say. Milwaukee County has recorded 71 homicides so far this year.

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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