A 15-year-old Racine boy was hospitalized after he was shot in the abdomen early Saturday morning.

Mount Pleasant Police stopped the driver of a car because he was traveling at a high rate of speed and changing multiple lanes. When the officer approached the car, the driver told him that he was trying to get to the hospital because his cousin was shot, according to a press release by the Mount Pleasant Police Department.

Conscious and alert, the boy was in the back seat. Rescue workers from the South Shore Fire Department took the boy to Ascension Hospital – All Saints where he is in stable condition. The boy’s injuries are non-life threatening. His name is not being released because he is a juvenile.

“The shooting took place in the 1400 Block of Warwick Way in Mount Pleasant,” said Jason Vaccaro, Patrol Sgt. for the Mount Pleasant Police Department.

There is no information on suspects at this time.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Mt. Pleasant Police Department at 884-0454 option #4 or Crime Stoppers at (262) 636-9330, via e-mail through the website www.racine.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) and typing in TIP417 with your text message.

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