The police have arrested a 15-year-old boy as a suspect after an 11-year-old girl was killed this week in a Wisconsin shooting.
The boy was arrested and booked on a tentative charge of first-degree reckless homicide after the girl was shot Tuesday, September 28. It was later found that the girl shot was the suspect’s sister.
According to the Fitchburg Police Department, police officers and emergency medical personnel responded to a report of a person who had been shot at an apartment in the Curry Court neighborhood shortly after 9:30 p.m.
They found the 11-year-old girl victim, who was then transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
An hour later she was pronounced dead.
The victim has been identified as Carolanah Schenk. Police identified the suspect as her brother after the Wisconsin State Journal reported that neighbors said that the suspect lives at the same Curry Court address.
According to an update from the Police Department, the teen has been booked into the Dane County Juvenile Reception Center on a tentative charge of Homicide by Negligent Handling of a Dangerous Weapon.
On Wednesday, September 29, the girl’s parents released a statement asking for prayers “as we deal with the tragic loss of our daughter.”
“Our 11-year daughter passed away last night and our family is mourning the loss of our beautiful little girl,” the statement read in part. “Our daughter was only in the 6th grade and was a student at Forest Edge Elementary School.”
“Our daughter loved playing video games with her brothers and father. She loved arts and crafts, loved dogs, and enjoyed posting funny pictures and videos of herself and others on Tik Tok and Instagram. Our daughter meant the world to us and this has devastated our family,” the family added