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Wisconsin mother of kids shot in van charged with neglect

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MILWAUKEE -- The mother of six of the seven children who were shot at last week in a Milwaukee gunfight has been charged with child neglect.

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Twenty-five-year-old Octavia Burton of Milwaukee faces seven misdemeanor counts of child neglect.

Police say Burton was in a van with her children on July 17 when the man driving the van got into a gunfight. Police say after Burton dropped the driver off, she took two of the children -- a 10-year-old boy and 11-year-old girl -- to the hospital.

A police spokesman tells the Journal Sentinel the wounded children were released from the hospital and were in the care of family members.

According to the complaint, the woman let police into her home after the shooting. There, police found insect infestations "in every room."

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