15-Year-Old Wisconsin Boy Is Killed in Shooting that Wounded 5 Women: 'When Is All This Going to Stop?'

The slain teen was identified by family and the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office as 15-year-old Davion Patterson

Davion Patterson, the 15-year-old who was killed
Davion Patterson. Photo: GoFundMe

A 15-year-old boy was killed and five women wounded in a shooting that shook a Wisconsin community this week, authorities said.

The slain teen was identified by family and the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office as Davion Patterson, according to Fox 6, WTMJ-TV and CBS 58.

Police are still investigating but believe an argument sparked the gunfire that struck six people on W. Concordia Avenue in Milwaukee around 11:30 p.m. on March 20, according to a press release.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Five women, ages 18, 19, 21, and two 22-year-olds, were taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-fatal injuries, the release states.

Investigators said they have arrested a 15-year-old suspect in connection with the deadly shooting, WTMJ-TV reports. Their name has not been released.

Meanwhile, the violence left some residents in the community reeling.

"It's scary. I'm so shook up I wasn't able to go to work," an unidentified neighbor said, per WTMJ-TV.

Another neighbor claims that crimes like this happen often.

"It's been happening every night," Linda Middleman told Fox 6. "Shooting. Shooting. Shooting. Young kids, and it's really sad, and I think something should be done about this."

Larry Middleman added, "When is all this going to stop? When something happens like that, I'm not surprised."

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Patterson's sister, Mari, said her brother was attempting to mediate a fight when he was shot.

"I just remember looking down the street and my brother was on the ground, and I held him for as long as I could," she told CBS 58, adding that she was one of the five women wounded in the shooting.

A sophomore at Milwaukee Excellence Charter School, Patterson's loved ones described him as a "smart" and "good kid," the outlet reports.

"To go to sleep and your child is alive and wake up and you never see them again - that's something you don't wish on your enemy," Patterson's mother, Tiera Carter, told CBS 58.

The family has also set up a GoFundMe page to help cover funeral costs.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Milwaukee police at (414)-935-7360.

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