DANE COUNTY, WI. (THECOUNT) — A GoFundMe has been started for Carolanah Schenk, the 11-year-old girl who was fatally shot Tuesday night in Dane County, Wisconsin. A 15-year-old boy is in custody charged in the shooting.

Schenk, a sixth grader in the Oregon School District, was shot and killed in her Fitchburg home Tuesday night.


According to the Fitchburg Police Department, officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 5100 block of Curry Court in Fitchburg. When they arrived, Schenk was found suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Schenk was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.

The 15-year-old shooter, who was charged with reckless homicide, has not been identified as of Thursday morning.

Via GoFundMe:

“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.”


Geo quick facts: Dane County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 488,075, making it the second-most populous county in Wisconsin. The 2019 estimate places the county’s population at 546,695. The county seat is Madison, which is also the state capital – Wikipedia.