UPDATE: Racine Police have named the shooting victim who died Saturday night as that of Marcus D. Caldwell Jr., 20, of Racine.

After the call came in at 7;51 p.m. Saturday, they found Caldwell Jr. dead from an apparent gunshot wound in the 1200 block of Yout Street. Officials have ruled the incident as a homicide.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.

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.

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