Police: 5 teens arrested after stolen car chase, shots fired, crash in Racine
RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Racine police have arrested five teenagers after leading police on a stolen car chase and causing a crash on Monday, July 19.
According to Racine police, a white SUV was driving in a reckless manner in the area of 9th and Memorial in Racine around 7:45 p.m. When an officer pulled behind the vehicle to conduct a traffic stop, multiple gunshots were fired from the SUV. The SUV then fled from police.
During the pursuit, police discovered the SUV was stolen from Libertyville, Illinois. The stolen SUV was eventually involved in a crash, striking another car on Sheridan Road, south of Durand.
Police say there were five juveniles inside the stolen vehicle, ages ranging from 14-years-old to 17-years-old. All five were taken into custody and were taken to a hospital with varying injuries, all non-life threatening.
The occupant of the vehicle struck by the SUV was also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police say a loaded handgun was located inside of the SUV.
Racine Police investigators are interested in any additional information that anyone may have about this crime. Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at (262) 635-7756.Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (262) 636-9330,or through the Crime Stoppers app by using the p3 app.