Wisconsin shooting victim Gavyn Hoskins released from hospital

A 6-year-old girl wounded in a shooting on Friday in the rural town of Waukesha, Wisconsin, has been released from the hospital, Waukesha police said on Saturday. In a statement, the department said eight-year-old…

Wisconsin shooting victim Gavyn Hoskins released from hospital

A 6-year-old girl wounded in a shooting on Friday in the rural town of Waukesha, Wisconsin, has been released from the hospital, Waukesha police said on Saturday.

In a statement, the department said eight-year-old Gavyn Hoskins was discharged on Saturday.

The shooting took place Friday evening in the town of Waukesha, outside Milwaukee.

“Gavyn is making good progress,” the department said. “She was released yesterday from the hospital.”

A police statement provided on Saturday said authorities are continuing to process the scene in the southern Wisconsin town.

Speaking after a Friday press conference, Lt Paul Yeomans said a group of young people heard gunfire and ran to the area of North 26th Street and Burleigh Avenue, which was the site of a daycare.

One girl in the group was struck in the hip by a bullet that pierced her clothing and grazed her abdomen. The girl was flown to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Two other girls between the ages of 8 and 10 were uninjured.

According to police, at least two suspects are in custody in connection with the shooting.

Waukesha police department (@waukeshapd) 2 adults are now in custody for the shooting that took place last night involving 10 juveniles in Waukesha.

Three minors remain in stable condition after the shooting.

Two 9-year-old boys were also hurt in the shooting.

They were taken to the hospital where they are in stable condition.

The shooting occurred near a park and near a daycare, and the investigation continues. Police said it has been “a tough and traumatic time for the community and for the families affected”.

A school district said on Saturday that schools would remain closed on Monday for students who had attended a field trip Friday.

Authorities have said that the child struck by the bullet has not been identified and Waukesha police have not disclosed where the juvenile was at the time of the shooting.

The shooting comes less than a month after 10-year-old Zykera McBride was fatally shot at her middle school in nearby Brown Deer. Police are still searching for a motive for that shooting and have said they do not believe it was connected to the recent crime spree in other communities.

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