Racine police ID victims in triple shooting near 12th and Racine
Updated: 10:51 a.m. on Sept. 7, 2021
RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- CBS 58 learned new details about the three victims injured in a shooting in Racine on Monday, Sept. 3.
Racine police reported Tuesday, Sept. 7, two of the victims are in stable condition and one victim remains in critical condition.
Police identified the ages of the victims; they are 21, 18, and 17.
The shooting remains under investigation.
Published: 5:58 a.m. on Sept. 6, 2021
RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Terrifying moments on the streets of Racine Monday, Sept. 3, as dozens of shots rang out.
Police say it happened around 12 a.m. Three people are now hospitalized, and people say one of the victims is a 17-year-old.
Investigators -- including the FBI -- were on scene for more than 10 hours Monday searching in and around one home.
There were multiple police markers on the grass and in the street.
Neighbors describe the scene as mass chaos, with people running toward 12th and Racine immediately after rapid gunfire.
“Like it's kind of normal around here, like to hear gunshots -- but not that many. I've never experienced like that type of thing."
"It's been a lot more gang activity, more shootings, violence, fights, all of that," one neighbor said.
Another neighbor told CBS 58 this is the second time in two months that he's heard gunshots around here.
"All of a sudden... we were asleep, and right away my mom wakes me up, 'hey, there are gun shots.' As soon as she's telling me there's gunshots again," said Jose Lopez. "It's kind of scary because it didn't used to be a bad neighborhood, at least for this street, and right now with this being the second time it's like, it's kind of scary."
A mother of four children who lives nearby said, "At first it sounded like 10 and then all of a sudden it went to like 20, to like 30, and I'm like just get down, get down, to all my kids."
The shooting happened across the street from a church.
Kids take the bus right on the corner every day, and the police station is a short three-minute drive.
Neighbors are left feeling anxious.
"It's been really difficult because I'm on low income and this is about the only place I can afford, but I need to get out," said one woman.
“I have family around here and I wish that they would stop because everybody's losing their life over stupid stuff, like this is stupid,” another woman said.
The triple shooting happened just a few hours after Racine police responded to another shooting. That one happened near Park and 11th Street, injuring one person. We have yet to learn the conditions of any of the victims in these shootings.
Racine police investigators are interested in any additional information that anyone may have about this shooting. 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.