Racine shooting, 5 injured: police

The Racine Police Department is investigating a shooting that wounded five people early Friday morning, Aug. 26.

Neighbors told FOX6 News they woke up to arguing and a barrage of bullets – as many as 30 or 40 shots – echoing in the street. 

"I heard multiple shots. There must’ve been at least 30," one neighbor said. 

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It was a chaotic night at the intersection of Prospect and Fairchild. Those who live in the area told FOX6 the violence is not normal.

"I look at the gun, and they’re shooting around like this. When I move a little bit I see one body on the floor," neighbor Macrin Mercado said. "Every weekend they fight over there, and I hear the noise – but this time they used a gun."

Shooting near Fairchild and Prospect in Racine

Police were called to the area around 2:30 a.m. They said someone opened fire on five people, three of whom were taken to a Milwaukee hospital. 

"I have little children in my house. I’m scared for them. I’m praying really that the victims are OK," said the neighbor.

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Daylight showed the damage left behind. Bullet holes pierced homes. A car parked on the street was covered in blood and evidence markers, its tire flattened by gunfire.

Neighbors, afraid for their safety, are looking for peace.

Shooting near Fairchild and Prospect in Racine

"I just wish people would respect one another. It’s crazy out there. It’s nonsense. The gun violence is nonsense," the neighbor said.

Racine police have not said if anyone is in custody and are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at 262-635-7756. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 262-636-9330 or through the P3 app.