Police: 2 shot in Racine cemetery
Mayor: 'The violence has got to stop!'
RACINE, Wis. (WISC/AP) — Two people were shot at a cemetery in Racine Thursday afternoon, according to the city’s police department.
Gunfire rang out at the Graceland Cemetery just after 2:25 p.m. Police said multiple shots were fired in the direction of a funeral service.
Sgt. Kristi Wilcox said a juvenile was treated and released and a second was flown to a hospital in Milwaukee.
Ascension All Saints Hospital, which is next to the cemetery, said it was treating an undisclosed number of victims from the shooting.
WTMJ-TV reports a funeral for Da’Shontay King Sr. was happening at the time the shots were fired. King was the man a Racine police officer fatally shot last month.
In the wake of the shooting, Racine Mayor Cory Mason issued a statement saying ending gun violence in the city is his and the police department’s top priority.
“Today’s heinous shooting at a cemetery while a family was already mourning the loss of a loved one is a new low for these perpetrators of violence in our community,” he wrote. “The violence has got to stop! Revenge is not the answer.”
Mason added he has asked police to actively enforce an 11 p.m. curfew for minors through the weekend.
Police are asking people to avoid the area.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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