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Racine Police responded at 10:26 p.m. Wednesday to the 1100 block of 11th Street after receiving reports of someone shooting a gun in the area.  Officers located an individual who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his back.

The victim, a 19-year-old male, was transported to Ascension Hospital and eventually taken to Milwaukee’s Froedtert Hospital due to the injury.  The injury is not expected to be life threatening.

No one is in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

Racine Police investigators seek any additional information that anyone may have about the crime.  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 at 262-636-9330, or text 274637 (CRIMES). Text message should begin with RACS.

Rex Davenport

Rex Davenport is a reporter, editor and editorial project manager with more than 40 years of experience in newspaper, business magazines and other content channels.