14-year-old fatally shot in Milwaukee after Facebook fight

Milwaukee police say a 14-year-old boy was fatally shot in a dispute that started with a fight over a girl on Facebook.

Police were called to the scene about 10:30 p.m. Friday, just after a nearby fireworks display ended on Milwaukee’s lakefront. Teams of officers worked to resuscitate the victim and got a pulse, but he died later at Froedert Hospital.

Police Chief Ed Flynn says eight or nine shots were fired. He expressed frustration with the easy access young people have to firearms and their recourse to deadly violence over affronts.

There were no immediate arrests. A police statement says preliminary information indicates the victim was among a group of individuals who were feuding with another group on Facebook over a girl.

The victim’s name has not been released.