Parents of 11-year old killed in Fitchburg shooting speak out

A GoFundMe has been set up to cover funeral and counseling expenses

FITCHBURG, Wis. — The parents of Carolanah Schenk, an 11-year old who was shot and killed in Fitchburg Tuesday night, are speaking out.

“Our 11-year daughter passed away last night and our family is mourning the loss of our beautiful little girl who was shot in Fitchburg,” Schenk’s parents said in a statement Wednesday.

“Our daughter loved playing video games with her brothers and father,” they said. “Our daughter meant the world to us and this has devastated our family.”

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A GoFundMe page has been set up by Boys and Girls Clubs of Dane County to help cover the family’s funeral expenses and counseling services.

An unidentified 15-year-old has been arrested in connection with Schenk’s death.

Read the family’s full statement below:

“Our 11-year daughter passed away last night and our family is mourning the loss of our beautiful little girl. Our daughter was only in the 6th grade and was a student at Forest Edge Elementary School.

Our daughter loved playing video games with her brothers and father. She loved arts and crafts, loved dogs and enjoyed posting funny pictures and videos of herself and others on Tik Tok and Instagram. Our daughter meant the world to us and this has devastated our family.

We are asking the community to help put our baby to rest and we need your assistance during this difficult time. We have asked Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County to set up a GoFundMe page to help our family with funeral expenses, counseling services as her siblings and our family will need all the support we can. Please pray for us as we deal with the tragic loss of our daughter.”