Police investigate fatal shooting near 3rd & Main

RACINE (WITI) -- Racine police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place early Saturday, March 29th near 3rd and Main.

Officers were dispatched to the scene shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday -- and once on the scene discovered a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Wheaton Franciscan Hospital where he later died.

A bar owner in the area told FOX6 someone ran in from the street last night and asked an employee to call police.

"This is, as I said, an anomaly -- and not the kind of publicity anyone wants for their neighborhood, whether it's residential or commercial," said Mary Kaprelian, who owns a business near the scene. "Would rather talk about the healthy instincts of our neighborhood and what we've done to restore these old buildings."

Racine Police investigators are interested in any additional information that you may have about this crime. You are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at 262-635-7756.

You may also contact Crimestoppers at 262-636-9330, or by texting RACS plus the message to CRIMES (274637) and referring to Tipsoft I.D. #TIP417 with your text message.

All media inquiries regarding this incident should be directed to my attention at (262) 635-7772.