'No child should get shot': Neighbors react to two children shot on Milwaukee's north side

CREATED Jul 24, 2014

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MILWAUKEE--  A 10-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl shot in Milwaukee Wednesday night are expected to recover from their injuries.

The kids were in a vehicle in the 3600 block of W. Hadley on the city's north side. Police are looking for the person who fired the shots that hit the kids.

"This the second time a child done got shot on this block!” said neighbor Vernita Brooks. “This is ridiculous. No child should get shot on this block."

Brooks was watching TV when the shots rang out.

"It was quite a few. I didn't even count. I just heard the shots, and of course, your first instinct is to lay down on the floor," Brooks said.

Neighbor, Aishia Turnage, is horrified by the shooting. She has five kids and moved from Chicago a year ago to escape the reckless violence.

"I moved here thinking that maybe it was a better start because I’m not a Milwaukeean,” Turnage said. “I moved here thinking that maybe it was a little calmer. But I’m just afraid, point blank and period. You just scared."

Police are still trying to figure out if someone else in the vehicle was the intended target. In the meantime, neighbors, like Vernita, are staying safely behind barred doors.

Police tell TODAY’S TMJ4 they plan to interview the children again later today. Their injuries are non-life threatening.