Milwaukee Police are currently investigating the shooting death of an 9-year-old girl. The shooting occurred around 12:10 p.m. on March 10 inside a home in the 4500 block of N. 38th Street. The victim was brought to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. The child’s parents are currently being questioned regarding this investigation. This investigation is ongoing and we continue to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.
UPDATE (3/11/18 at 9:55 a.m.): The victim in the March 10 homicide in the 4500 block of N. 38th Street is identified as Miyanna D. Jelks (B/F, 1/8/2009). Our preliminary investigation has revealed the victim’s minor brother accidentally shot her. The brother has been taken to the Milwaukee County Children’s Court Center. Jelks’ parents, a 29-year-old Milwaukee woman and a 32-year-old Milwaukee man, were arrested on multiple charges. MPD will present this case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days for review.