'Frantic... over 40 shots:' Witness recounts shooting that injured 5 on Racine's North Beach
"It was just a lot of frantic and chaos," Melonie Jones, Racine resident, said.
Jones was out enjoying the weather with her children when she said she heard the shots ring out.
"It was over 40 shots so I was literally just terrified," Jones said.
She took out her phone and went live to show the scene.
Racine Police report five people were shot including three teenagers, an 18-year-old, and 20-year old. Sergeant Chad Melby said some of the victims are male, others are female.
"They looked bad," Jones said. "One of the children wasn't able to move. Another was rushed to the hospital."
The conditions of the victims are unknown at the time, but police said two of the victims had to have surgery.
"What I can say is there was some sort of disturbance that occurred between two groups of people which ended up resulting in gunfire," Sgt. Melby said.
Police say the shooting was not related to any of the recent protests.
Wednesday, police were back at the beach continuing to investigate. So far, no arrests have been made.
Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at (262) 635-7756. They can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers: (262) 636-9330.
"We need citizens assistance in bringing these who people who perpetrate these crimes to the courts," Sgt. Melby said.
This violence during broad-daylight was shocking to many beachgoers.
"Put the guns down and stop the violence and speak," Jones said.