A 12-year-old Milwaukee boy died and another, an 8-year-old, was injured after suffering blunt trauma injuries during what is believed to be a hammer attack, according to local reports.
One child killed, another injured in brutal hammer attack in Wisconsin
Police responded around 8:30 a.m. Sunday on Milwaukee’s north side and are investigating the events of the attack, including the homicide of the pre-teen. The affiliate station reported that the boy was rushed to an area hospital, but could not be saved.
Several neighbors, including Lewis Williams, told reporters that a hammer was apparently used to inflict the injuries. Williams told local reports that he overheard the younger victim talking at the scene.
“From what I heard, straight from his mouth was, ‘he tried to hit me with the hammer, too,'” Williams said.
Williams also described how he heard an argument and then saw people putting a child into a car that then drove away.
Police are still searching for a suspect, who has been identified by police, according to the Associated Press. An autopsy by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office is expected to be performed Monday.
Milwaukee police are investigating the homicide of a 12-year-old boy who died after suffering blunt trauma.
An 8-year-old boy was also injured Sunday and was transported to the hospital. Several neighbors, including Lewis Williams, told reporters that a hammer was apparently used to inflict the injuries.
Police are searching for a known suspect. An autopsy by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office is expected to be performed Monday.