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Bond set for one of two suspects in Milwaukee playground shooting

Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - A quarter-million dollar bond has been set for a Milwaukee teen accused of getting into a gun battle with another teen -- and injuring a ten-year-old girl caught in the crossfire.

18-year-old Sylvester Lewis made his initial court appearance Thursday on charges of reckless injury, reckless endangerment, and illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Lewis is due back in court next Friday, when officials will determine if there's evidence to order a trial.  

A second suspect, a 28-year-old man, is still under investigation in the incident. He was arrested Wednesday but has not been charged.  

Prosecutors said Lewis rode by five men on a bicycle last Wednesday evening -- and one confronted him while another pointed a gun and threatened to kill him. Lewis told officers he then drew his own weapon and shot at the group.  

The Journal Sentinel said the second suspect was convicted in another shooting death in 2003, just one block from the playground where Sierra Guyton was shot and wounded last week.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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