Teenage boy arrested for allegedly shooting his 11-year-old sister to death
A 15-year-old boy has been arrested by the police following the death of his 11-year-old sister in a Wisconsin shooting, United States of America.
The boy was arrested and booked on a tentative charge of first-degree reckless homicide after the girl, Carolanah Schenk was shot Tuesday, September 28.
The Fitchburg Police Department said 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.
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.