Five people have been hospitalized following a shooting at North Beach in Racine, near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Disturbing video has emerged on Facebook and YouTube of the shooting, which occurred Tuesday night.
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Eyewitnesses Said Numerous Shooters Shot Multiple Children ‘Under 12’
A woman can be heard in the video saying, “This baby is shot, y’all. Whose kid is this? Whose baby is this? He got on glasses. He is shot, y’all. He hit.
“It’s another baby hit, y’all. Who is this?
“They hit. It’s two … three kids hit … kids, y’all, these are kids.”
Another woman can be heard saying, “They’re not letting the girl’s mama go in the car with her.”
“These babies out here, hit. Kids. Shot. Y’all, this sad. Come get y’all kids. They out here at the beach, hit. Shot. Three babies, three kids, under 12. This is a baby. He is shot. Three of ’em.”
At 3:12 in the video, a woman can be heard screaming, “That’s my son,” as police move her away from the scene.
“They won’t let her get to her baby, that’s f****d up,” says the first woman.
Five minutes into the video, emergency responders can be seen attending to another victim.
“Another baby got shot (a little boy) by the sand,” the first woman says.
“They’re carrying somebody from by the water. That’s number four. A little girl was shot in her head. This is sad. I feel for these babies. Four kids, a little girl was shot in her head.
“It was over 30 shots. It was at least six people shooting. At least … The little girl got shot in the head. Three boys got shot, and one girl.
“One got found over there by the Oasis, no one knew he was there. Four children, under the age of 15. They over there stretched on the floor, still, because there’s not even enough room in the ambulance.
“I want to cry, how sad this is … and they won’t even let these babies to their mamas.
“Everyone who was shooting got away. It was at least 15 shooters.
“One of them just went into cardiac arrest. They don’t even know if the girl is going to make it. She just kept screaming for her mama. This little boy shot in his leg, they still got him in the grass.”
A further video has emerged on social media which appears to show the moment of the shooting. Nearby shots and a woman’s screams can be heard as she runs away from the scene. The post’s caption reads: “My son and his girlfriend are safe and home at my house. They saw the shooting at North Beach in Racine. This video is from his girlfriend’s phone. I’m speechless.”
Details on the 5 Victims Have Not Been Released
Racine Police issued a statement today claiming an event occurred at 7:20 p.m. last night, according to NBC affiliate TMJ4 reporter Ben Jordan:
— Ben Jordan (@BenJordan3) June 3, 2020
The statement confirmed five victims were transported to a hospital. It said the condition and the identities of the victims is unknown at this time. An active investigation into the incident is taking place.
Reporting live from the scene, Jordan said the police had set up a command post. A senior police advisor said they were investigating, and the entire area, including all entrances to the beach, had been taped off for the investigation, with armed officers guarding the perimeter.
Witness Tanya Calderon heard gunfire targeting multiple victims. “I was down here with my family. There was a whole bunch of young kids, someone instigated something. This fool pulls out his gun and just starts spraying the whole crowd … a little girl that was walking with me, 17, got shot in her arm. A boy got shot in his arm. I couldn’t do nothing but fall down and put pressure on him, while my kids were out there,” Calderon told TMJ News.
Local media reported that the shooting occurred “in a parking lot near the Kids Cove playground and North Beach Oasis on the south end of North Beach along Lake Michigan.”
Racine Police investigating a shooting at North Beach Park (no indication that this has anything to do, at all, with the peaceful protests downtown today). From my timeline of events, shooting happened sometime around 7:30 this evening. @fox6now pic.twitter.com/KineQoXCj8
— Bill Miston (@billmiston) June 3, 2020
Miston described an argument breaking out “between some people and a person pulled out a gun and began spraying the area with bullets.” He said the witness “saw at least two people shot, wounded in an arm and a leg.”
A witness, who was at the park with her daughter, says there was some type of argument between some people and a person pulled out a gun and began spraying the area with bullets, and saw at least two people shot, wounded in an arm and a leg).
— Bill Miston (@billmiston) June 3, 2020
Fox 6 also reported that a journalist was covering the protests when he heard shots and saw police and fire units rush to the scene. A round of 20 to 30 bullets was fired, local news outlets said.
WISN12 News reported a large police presence in the area, with “some officers … holding long guns behind the police tape with a large crowd watching on the other side.”
Multiple people reportedly shot at North Beach in Racine. Large police presence here. Some officers are holding long guns behind the police tape with a large crowd watching on the other side. @WISN12News pic.twitter.com/BKWqItVXNu
— Caroline Reinwald (@WISN_Caroline) June 3, 2020
Reports emerged on Twitter in regards to the age of the victims, but these are yet to be verified by officials:
5 people(kids) were shot here at the beach 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
— Melissa (@MelissaMary03) June 3, 2020
More information will be posted as this story develops.
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