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Racine Police are investigating the death of a 31-year-old Racine man after he suffered a gunshot wound early Monday morning.

According to a press release from RPD, officers responded at 3:20 a.m. Monday to a call for shots fired nearly the intersection of Blake Avenue and Albert Street. Shortly after, emergency dispatch took a call reporting a vehicle vs. electric pole at Spring Street and Freres Avenue.

When officers arrived on the scene of the accident, they discovered the driver was suffering from a gunshot wound and later died from his injuries.

Investigators do not know if both incidents are connected. No other information is being released at this time.

Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling (262) 636-9330 or texting RACS with their tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Racine Police investigators will also take information at (262) 635-7756.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.