Car Pulled over for Speeding was Transporting Gunshot Victim
On Saturday, March 25 at 12:02 AM, the Mount Pleasant Police Department pulled over a vehicle that was driving east on State Highway 20 (Washington Avenue). The vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed and was recklessly changing lanes.
After pulling the vehicle over just east of the intersection of State Highway 20 and Village Center, the Officer made contact with the adult driver who indicated the reason for his erratic driving was that he was trying to get to the hospital to transport his cousin who had been shot.
The 15-year-old gunshot victim from Racine suffered from a single gunshot wound to his abdomen and was seated in the back seat conscious and alert.
The victim was taken by South Shore Rescue squad to Wheaton-Ascension Hospital where he remains in stable condition for non-life threatening injuries.
The incident remains under Investigation by the Mount Pleasant Police Department.