— Milwaukee police say they've taken a juvenile male
into custody as a person of interest in the fatal shooting
of a 14-year-old boy in a dispute that started with a
fight over a girl on Facebook.
were called about 10:30 p.m. Friday, just after a nearby
fireworks display ended on Milwaukee's lakefront. Teams of
officers worked to resuscitate Tariq Akbar and got a
pulse, but he died later at Froedert Hospital.
Chief Ed Flynn says eight or nine shots were fired. He
expressed frustration with the easy access young people
have to firearms and their recourse to deadly violence
statement says preliminary information indicates Akbar was
among a group of individuals who were feuding with another
group on Facebook over a girl.