The 3-year-old boy who died after getting ahold a gun and accidentally shooting himself Friday morning near 20th St. and Juneau Ave. has been identified as A’Kai Stilo, according to the Medical Examiner.
A 28-year-old woman was arrested and is now awaiting charges.
There have been 15 shooting deaths among kids 18 and under so far this year; an almost 70 percent increase compared to last year.
MILWAUKEE- Gun violence has claimed the life of a 3-year-old boy.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office confirming that the child was killed in a shooting near 20th and Juneau around 6 o’clock this morning.
Child was pronounced dead at Children’s Hospital. https://t.co/I65uckrInw— Medical Examiner (@mkemedexamine) July 1, 2022
Milwaukee Police say the boy grabbed an unlocked and unsecured gun and accidentally shot himself. A 28-year-old woman has been arrested. Charges are pending.
Gun violence has hit historic highs in Milwaukee this year. As of June 26th, the Medical Examiner says it’s on pace to respond to 280 homicides this year, a 115% increase since 2019. According to the Journal Sentinel’s homicide tracker, gun deaths make up 91% of all homicides recorded this year.