Second boy arrested in Milwaukee shooting of 13-year-old in Cleveland Heights

Second boy arrested in Milwaukee shooting of 13-year-old in Cleveland Heights

Milwaukee Police announce a breakthrough in the Cleveland heights shooting; Police investigating the Milwaukee shooting have announced a second boy has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old in Cleveland Heights earlier this year.

The 16-year-old boy turned himself in about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cleveland Heights Police Department after speaking with detectives, she said. Mecklenburg said, “detectives were able to facilitate the surrender” of the boy, but did not provide any more details.

Cleveland Heights shooting

The boy is the second arrested in connection with the shooting death of 13-year-old London Hill, who was in Cleveland Heights to visit family with his mother. A 14-year-old Cleveland boy was found in Medina and taken into custody Saturday.

The teens face charges of aggravated murder, murder, attempted murder, felonious assault and improper discharge into a habitation, according to complaints filed against them in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court. Investigators believe the shooting was not random, and that the boys targeted London’s aunt’s home.

What happened in the Milwaukee shooting?

The shooting happened just before 6 p.m. on August 9th on Woodview Road near Noble Road.

London and his mother were visiting their relatives in Cleveland Heights when gunshots ripped through his aunt’s kitchen walls. A bullet struck him in the neck while he was in the kitchen. He was taken to University Hospitals, where he died.
London’s mother, aunt and two cousins were in the home at the time of the shooting but were not struck by gunfire.

Related shootings in the USA

Gun violence and shooting are a regular occurrence in the United States. A mass movement has started to curb the gun laws in the country, with huge expectations on Joe Biden to address the issue. However, US gun control is an immensely powerful organisation. What is the NRA and why is it so powerful?

What is the NRA?

NRA stands for National Rifle Association. The group was founded in 1871 by two US Civil War veterans as a recreational group designed to “promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis”.

The NRA spends about $250m per year, far more than all the country’s gun control advocacy groups put together. But the NRA has a much larger membership than any of those groups

The NRA’s path into political lobbying began in 1934 when it started mailing members information about upcoming firearms bills. The association supported two major gun control acts, the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) and Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA), but became more politically active following the passage of the GCA in the 1970s.

In 1975, it began attempting to influence policy directly via a newly formed lobbying arm, the Institute for Legislative Action. In 1977 it formed its own Political Action Committee (PAC), to channel funds to legislators.

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