11-year-old Wisconsin girl dies days after Madison shooting, police say

11-year-old Wisconsin girl dies days after Madison shooting

MADISON, Wis. — An 11-year-old Wisconsin girl who was shot in the head Tuesday has died, Madison police confirmed Thursday.

Boys & Girls Clubs and the Rios family will provide an update on Anisa, the 11 year old child that was shot yesterday in...

Posted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

According to WMTV, the shooting occurred shortly before noon Tuesday near East Washington and Lexington avenues in Madison. Anisa Scott, a passenger in a vehicle driven by a man who was taking care of her, was struck as occupants of two cars exchanged gunfire, Madison police said. Police believe the shooter had been trying to hit the driver, not the girl, WISC reported.

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Scott, who was shot in the head, was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition, authorities said. She underwent surgery and was in a medically induced coma, a relative told WMTV on Tuesday night.

Family members told WMTV on Wednesday that Scott would be taken off life support at 11:11 a.m. Thursday. Madison police took to Facebook on Thursday afternoon to confirm that she had died, the news outlet reported.

"The men and women of the MPD would like to offer her family and friends heartfelt condolences, and to let them know that our Violent Crime Unit detectives, and other MPD personnel, are working very hard to find those responsible for this senseless murder," the post read.

The 11-year-old gunshot victim has died. The men and women of the MPD would like to offer her family and friends...

Posted by Madison Police Department on Thursday, August 13, 2020

Police are still working to identify suspects in the shooting, WISC reported.

If you have any information about the incident, submit a tip to Crime Stoppers at P3Tips.com.

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