Milwaukee Police say they have identified one of two men engaged in a shoot-out this week, which critically wound a 10-year-old girl who was caught in the crossfire. They are now searching for the man, but no arrests have been made.
Sierra Guyton was still in critical condition at last word at Children’s Hospital after being shot in the head. Her family said she was on life support and brain-dead — but treatment continued, and her father was still hoping she could make it through.
Guyton was playing close to the monkey bars at the Clarke Street Elementary School on Milwaukee’s north side Wednesday evening. The school is located in what’s considered to be one of the poorest areas of the city.
The incident has sparked outrage in the community and from leaders in the city. Police Chief Edward Flynn called on residents to help solve the crime and encourage young men in the city to put their guns down. Mayor Tom Barrett said those shooting was the result of a problem with the young people in the city who appear to be missing a “moral compass.”