MILWAUKEE -- (WITI) -- Milwaukee police are investigating after a six-year-old boy was shot outside of his grandmother's home near 23rd and Nash Saturday evening, July 22nd. He died at the hospital, and his family is now begging for answers.
The family of Justin Evans Jr. gathered Sunday with community activists to call for an end to the violence, and demand that the killer turn themselves in.
A message on the Go Fund Me account established to raise money for Evans Jr.'s funeral and burial reads as follows:
On July 22nd, 2017, my nephew was gunned down on the 3600 block of N23rd st his name was Justin Evans Jr and 6 years old. He came over with siblings to visit their grandmother until Justin and his stepdad went fishing. My nephew never made it fishing. My nephew ran to tell his mom he was leaving when shots rang there were lots of children and residence outside. After the shots my sister in law carried her child and rush him to the nearest hospital, he later died due to his injuries. My nephew was so excited to go fishing that day he just caught his first fish Wednesday! My nephew loved sports, fishing, being a big brother and simply a loving soul. Someone has taken that loving soul and we are asking for any donations towards his memorial and burial cost. My nephew was so excited to start school again.