20-year-old suspect taken into custody after triple shooting at Bray Center in Racine


RACINE -- Racine police say a suspect has been arrested in connection with a triple shooting that occurred at the Bray Center in Racine on March 11th.

Police arrested the 20-year-old suspect early on Wednesday morning, March 30th after "no knock" search warrants were executed at an address on Park Avenue and an address on Grand Avenue.

The suspect was located at the Park Avenue address and taken into custody -- arrested for three counts of attempted first degree intentional homicide and bail jumping.

Police said one of the three people shot during this incident was a 16-year-old girl.

Several people are shot after a large fight breaks out during a private event at the George Bray Community Center late Friday, March 11th. Police say three people suffered gunshot wounds, including a 16-year-old girl.

According to police, the shooting happened shortly before midnight on March 11th, inside the community center near 9th and Center Street -- a mere two blocks away from the Racine Police Department.

George Bray Community Center Executive Director, Jameel Ghuari said on March 11th, the space was rented out to a private party which hosted a dance and unfortunately an argument escalated to a shooting.

"When you have dances, you're supposed to have security and there was no security here and any time you don't have security, you're just waiting for something to happen," said Ghuari.

Racine police say three people were shot -- a 23-year-old man, a 20-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl.

Ghuari says he's been involved with the Bray Center for 25 years and basketball is probably the most common activity happening in the former church. The space is also available for private events such as family reunions, quinceaneras and things of that sort.