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indexWitnesses reported hearing at least one shot being fired following a fight that happened in a park lot at 2210 Rapids Drive across the street from Horlick High School at 10:05 a.m. Friday, according to a press release by the Racine Police Department.

Caledonia resident Katie Tiderman was near the area at the time of the shooting. She said the crowd grew quickly, and escalated quickly.

“You could hear the voice tones change. And while normally students hang closer to the entry off Rapids, the group came across the lot from the school and behind the store complex (there is a small pass thru for cars from the front to back between stores),” Tiderman wrote in a Facebook post. “It got big and loud and punches were on and off. Every blessed kid came to watch and of course, FILM IT! You could see these kids coming over with their phones raised! Then 1 loud pop and they scattered in all directions. I did not see a hand, gun or smoke.”


After police responded to the scene, the high school was put on lock down. Students were released from school at 11:10 a.m. they were already planned to have been released early.

“The Racine Police Department has worked closely with Racine Unified School officials to make sure the safety of students leaving the school,” according to a press release from the Racine Police Department.
No victims have been found. The suspects are still at large.

If you have any information about the incident, please call the Racine Police Department at (262) 635-7756.
You may also call Crimestoppers to leave an anonymous tip at (262) 636-9330 or by texting RACS plus the message CRIMES and referring to Tipsift I.D. #TIP417 with your text message.

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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.