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An 18-year-old convicted felon has been arrested for last Wednesday’s playground shooting in Milwaukee that critically injured a 10-year-old girl.

At a Memorial Day news conference, Police Chief Ed Flynn said the suspect was previously arrested 15 times and he was on probation when he and another man got into a shooting match that wounded Sierra Guyton. She was caught in the crossfire, and her family says she’s recovering better than expected but remains in critical condition. The other suspect in the case remains at large.

Flynn could not say whether the man who’s under arrest fired the bullet that wounded Sierra, but the chief said it’s a very strong possibility. He said the suspect was wounded in another shooting the previous week.

Flynn said the arrest was made by officers in Milwaukee’s fugitive apprehension unit with strong cooperation from city residents. He urged people to “stay engaged and stay enraged.”

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