KENOSHA ⏤ The Kenosha Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating one or more suspects involved in a shooting Tuesday that left a 19-year-old in critical condition.
According to a KPD release Wednesday morning, officers were called to the 5900 block of 20th Avenue around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday night.
There, near the east side of Uptown’s Grace Lutheran Church at 2006 60th St., officers found an “unoccupied vehicle parked in the 5900 block of 20th Ave. with damage and evidence consistent with a shooting scene,” the release states.
Victim flown to hospital
Witnesses directed officers to a nearby residence where they found the injured 19-year-old man. Multiple gunshots had struck the man, and emergency crews provided immediate emergency care on him at the scene.
A Flight for Life helicopter later transferred the victim to the hospital. There, staff listed him in critical condition.
The KPD has not taken any suspects into custody yet in the case.
The department encourages anyone with information pertaining to the shooting to call the Kenosha Police Department Detective Bureau at 262-605-5203.
You can also give information via Kenosha Area Crime Stoppers at 262-656-7333.
The shooting scene Wednesday night
The Observer showed on the shooting scene within 10 minutes of it happening.
Some neighbors around the area had started to gather around the scene ⏤ many more cautiously watched from their porches.
One man, who stated he lives on a nearby corner, described how a succession of loud pops jerked him out of bed.
Based on the frequency, and as a gun owner, he assumed it was an automatic rifle going off.
When he ran outside to look, thinking the shooting may have happened closer to his house, he saw the scene.
However, very few answers were available Tuesday night as to what happened.
And, as a result, the Kenosha Police Department continues to actively investigate what transpired.
‘Pray for Kenosha’
Many, including Grace Lutheran Church Pastor Jonathan Barker, lamented the violence as videos of the scene hit social media, showing the church in the background.