14-Year-Old Fatally Shot in Milwaukee After Facebook Fight

The fight allegedly broke out over a girl, according to Milwaukee police

A 14-year-old boy was fatally shot in a dispute that started with a fight over a girl on Facebook, according to Milwaukee police.

Police were called to the scene at about 10:30 p.m. Friday, just after a nearby fireworks display ended on Milwaukee's lakefront. Teams of officers worked to resuscitate the victim and got a pulse, but he died later at Froedert Hospital.

Police 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 over affronts.

There were no immediate arrests. Preliminary information from a police statement indicates the victim was among a group of individuals who were feuding with another group on Facebook over a girl.

The victim's name has not been released.

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