11-year-old Wisconsin girl critically hurt in shooting to be removed from life support

11-year-old taken off life support after being shot while in car

MADISON, Wis. — An 11-year-old Wisconsin girl who was in a medically induced coma after she was shot in the head will be taken off life support, her family said.

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 will be taken off life support at 11:11 a.m. Thursday.

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

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