Milwaukee police are searching for two suspects, who they say fired guns into a house Thursday night, hitting and killing a five-year-old girl.
It happened on Milwaukee’s northwest side around 6:20 last evening. Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said two people approached the house and fired numerous shots. One bullet drove through a wall and struck the five-year-old in the head, while she was sitting on her grandfather’s lap. She and another child were watching TV at the time.
The young victim was taken to a hospital with critical head injuries, and died later in the evening.
Police say the home, which belongs to the girl’s grandparents, was targeted. A motive has not yet been disclosed, although Flynn said he could think of no “conceivable” reason for the shootings in what he called a “stable working-class neighborhood where everybody is trying to do the right thing.”