Girl who was shot on Milwaukee playground dies

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Authorities say a 10-year-old girl who was shot on a Milwaukee playground in May has died.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office says in a statement that Sierra Guyton was pronounced dead at Children's Hospital at 1:35 a.m. Sunday. The office says it won't release further information and that police have put a non-disclosure order on the case.

Sierra was playing with her 12-year-old sister when she was shot in the head May 21.

Two suspects have been charged. According to the criminal complaint, 18-year-old Sylvester Lewis told police he knew children were in the area when he fired opened fire in retaliation after a bullet whizzed by his ear during a confrontation with other men. He was charged with first-degree reckless injury and two other felonies.

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Milwaukee police are still looking for the shooters who seriously wounded a 10-year-old girl on a Milwaukee playground.

Authorities say the girl was caught in the cross-fire of a shootout on the playground of Clarke Street Elementary School Wednesday night. Family members identify the victim as Sierra Guyton, a third-grader at the school.

The girl is the second child in about a week to be wounded by gunfire in Milwaukee. An 11-year-old girl and another person were shot and wounded in an alley on the north side May 14.


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