Alleged car thief, car owner both charged after man shoots 13-year-old girl at Kenosha gas station

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Monday, July 19, 2021
Teen girl, man both charged in Kenosha car theft gas station shooting
A juvenile girl was shot after a man says she jumped in his car and tried to drive away, according to police.

KENOSHA, Wis. (WLS) -- Both a man and a 13-year-old girl face charges after a gas station shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin Friday.

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Kenosha police just recommended charges Sunday.

Police said a man left his car running unattended at a gas station near 50th Street and Sheridan Rd around 5:30 p.m. when he saw the girl, described as a juvenile, jump into his car and try to drive away. That's when he grabbed his gun and fired shots, hitting the girl in the back, police said.

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She was airlifted to the hospital where she continues to recover. The man is also in custody.