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Police in Racine, Wisconsin, announced that at least five people were injured while attending a funeral in Racine, Wisconsin.
As reported by WTMJ, an NBC affiliate in Milwaukee, the shots were recorded around 2:26 pm on Thursday.
According to preliminary data, the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral and Crematory company was holding a funeral service in honor of Da’Shontay King, a man who was shot and killed by a Racine police officer near 12th and Schiller on March 20.
Police then said an officer tried to stop traffic for a firearms investigation. Police said King got out of the vehicle with a firearm. The officer ordered the suspect to stop and comply with orders, but he refused, police said. The officer opened fire. King was pronounced dead at the scene.
“There are victims, but it is unknown how many at this time,” police said in a statement. “The scene is still active and is being investigated.”
Due to recent events, the Racine Union School District made it known that Park High School was dismissed about 10 minutes later than normal, after police assured them it was safe to do so.
This event occurs a week after the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, where a shooting killed 21 people and wounded seventeen others. Among the fatalities were 19 children; in addition to the recent shooting at a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a balance of 5 dead.
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